Huawei’s Honor sub-brand, best known for its mid range devices that offer great value at affordable prices, has announced the successor for its budget front-runner lineup.
The Honor 6X succeeds the Honor 5X, and just like the previous device, the aim is to provide a combination of specs that works at prices that people appreciate. The Honor 6X comes with a metallic back with what appear as plastic portions on the top and bottom for radio reception. There’s a 5.5″ FHD display on the front with the “honor” branding on the bottom chin.
On the inside, the Honor 6X rocks an octa-core Kirin 655 based on a 16nm process, with 4x cores clocked at 2.1GHz and 4x cores at 1.7GHz. The Mali T830-MP2 handles the GPU department. There are three variants of the device based on memory (LPDDR3) and storage (eMMC 5.1): 3GB + 32GB, 4GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. You can expand the storage up to another 128GB with the help of a microsd card as the Honor 6X does sport a hybrid dual SIM slot. The phone is powered by a 3,340 mAh battery (with fast charging support), and runs on EMUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
In the camera department, the primary rear camera is a 12MP sensor with PDAF. This is aided by another 2MP secondary rear camera which provides depth of field and background blur. There’s also an 8MP front-facing camera.
While the specs may not seem stellar against flagships, the pricing of the device is what give the Honor 6X such an appealing option. The base 3GB + 32GB variant comes in at CNY 999 (~$148), the 4GB + 32GB variant comes at CNY 1299 (~$193) and the top 4GB + 64GB variant comes at CNY 1599 (~$237). The device is available for preorder in China right now, and will go on sale from October 25th onwards. Pricing and availability for regions outside of China is unknown as of now, but we can expect the Honor 6X to reach the regions where the Honor 5X was sold at least.
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