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A Huawei logo is seen above the company's exhibition pavilion during the CommunicAsia information and communications technology trade show in Singapore June 19, 2012. Reuters/Tim Chong

Huawei launched a new updated variant of Honor 7 smartphone in China. The earlier model offered 16 GB and 64 GB internal storage options and used to run on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.

The upgraded version named as the Honor 7 Enhanced Edition runs on Google’s latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei's own EMUI 4.0 on top. Moreover, the device will now be available with a default 32 GB of native memory instead of 16 GB of internal storage present in the original model. The upgraded variant also comes with fast charging capabilities out-of-the-box.

The Honor 7 Enhanced Edition comes in Gold colour with a price tag of 1,990 Yuan (approx. AU$429 or US$308). Huawei has now reduced the price of the original model and sells it at US$278 (approx. AU$387), reports Fonearena.

Other specs remain the same, which include a 5.2-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The smartphone is powered by Huawei’s own octa-core Kirin 935 processor and Mali-T628 MP4 GPU paired with 3 GB of RAM.

The handset sports a 20MP IMX230 main camera sensor made by Sony along with an 8MP front-facing snapper. There is a huge 3100 mAh battery to keep the lights on.

Huawei is also planning to take a plunge into the vast US market for a long time. While celebrating Honor’s second anniversary in Shenzhen, China, CEO George Zhao mentioned in a group interview, that Huawei would start entering the US market by launching region specific devices, as reported by Android Headlines.

However, he also mentioned that the initial launch will focus on international models. Prevailing rumours suggest that the company may enter the US market with its Honor 5X, which was announced in China back in October.

Honor’s CES 2016 press event is scheduled to take place Jan. 5, 2016. Read this to know what to expect from Samsung, Sony, Huawei, LG et al at CES 2016.

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