Huawei announced the Honor 6 (also known as Glory 6) smartphone back in June and released it for sale in August. The device is already available in parts of Asia and Europe and it now launched in Hong Kong as well. The device is available for 2,598 HKD ($335). Huawei will have a tough competition in China, but also in India where the device is also available for purchase already. Huawei also launched the Glory 6 Extreme Edition in China earlier this month, a device which unlike the regular Honor 6 sports Huawei’s Kirin 928 octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz.
Anyhow, the Huawei Glory 6 features a 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD display along with 3GB of RAM for your multitasking needs. The handset comes in 16 and 32GB versions (depending on the market) which you can expand via MicroSD card if you want. Huawei Glory 6 is powered by Huawei’s very own Kirin 920 octa-core processor and ships with Android 4.4 with Huawei’s Emotion UI 3.0 on top of it. This UI is actually significantly improved in its 3.0 version, it looks and works a lot better than its previous iterations. On the back of this handset you can find a 13-megapixel camera which is flanked by a dual-LED flash while there’s a 5-megapixel shooter on the front of the device. 3100mAh battery is also a part of this package.
As I said, Huawei is facing tough competition in China, but also in other markets the company is selling its products. Unlike some up and coming Chinese manufacturers, Huawei is a rather well-known brand already, not only in China, but worldwide as well, so they have that going for them I guess. Huawei is actually a rather stable company and is selling enough devices already, but considering the competition in its home market they really have to push more devices outside of China as well. Xiaomi and Meizu have started taking away market share from Huawei and Lenovo in the last couple of months, nothing significant, but still. I don’t doubt Huawei will be affected by it as much, but the company should re-think their strategy a bit, at least in my humble opinion. Huwaei does make great devices, but their prices can be overwhelming sometimes. Your thoughts?