Huawei has launched the Honor brand’s latest mid-range smartphone – Honor 6X.
The handset was unveiled at an event in China earlier today. The Honor 6X features a 5.5-inch Full HD 2.5D curved glass display and an almost bezel-less design. Just like the 5X, it’s also made with a unibody metal design.
A Kirin 655 octa-core chipset runs on the inside, and it’s operating under an EMUI skinned version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There will be 3GB and 4GB RAM variants, similar to how most Chinese manufacturers do with their phones.
Aside from the usual smartphone stuff, the Honor 6X also comes with a dual-camera setup. A 12-megapixel main with phase detection auto-focus and LED flash takes the primary role, while a 2-megapixel shooter is placed below it to achieve a better background blur and depth of field. Another feature just under the secondary camera is the fast fingerprint sensor which can unlock the phone in as fast as 0.3 seconds.
Honor 6X Specs
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+ nano/microSD)
- 5.5-inch Full HD 2.5D Curved Glass IPS Display, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
- Octa-core Kirin 655 ( 4 x 2.1GHz + 4 x 1.7GHz) 16nm processor
- Mali T830-MP2
- 3GB / 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 32GB (eMMC 5.1) storage / 4GB RAM with 64GB (eMMC 5.1) storage
- Expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- 12-megapixel rear camera with PDAF and LED Flash, 1.25um pixel size
- 2-megapixel secondary camera
- 8-megapixel front camera
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- 4G VoLTE
- GPS, A-GPS
- Fingerprint sensor
- Bluetooth 4.1
- Dimensions: 150.9×72.6×8.2mm
- Weight: 162g
- 3340mAh battery with support for fast charging
The Honor 6X comes in several colors namely: Blue, Grey, Rose Gold, Silver, and Gold. It’s priced starting at 999 yuan (~Php7,200) for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage variant. Meanwhile, the 4GB RAM with either 32GB or 64GB onboard storage costs 1299 yuan (~Php9,300) and 1599 yuan (~Php11,400), respectively. It’s currently available for pre-order and it will start shipping beginning October 25.