Huawei released several devices in just one day. There’s the Macbook-inspired Matebook X, the Honor Play Tab 2 for the tablet space, and a smartphone called as the Huawei Honor 6A.
Just like the Play Tab 2, the Honor 6A also belongs in the low-end to midrange category. To start, the handset has a humble 5-inch display with 1280 x 720 resolution. There’s also a pretty capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, a chipset that can also be found with its competitors in the mid-range arena like the Nokia 6 and the Lenovo K6 Note.
And since most consumers are all about mobile photography these days, the handset rocks a 13-megapixel PDAF camera at the back with 5P lens. There’s also a 5-megapixel shooter at the front for selfies.
A fingerprint scanner is located at the back, placed at an ergonomic position. It used to be that only the high-end smartphones have this kind of security feature, but now we’re also seeing it on the lower level.
The Huawei Honor 6A has a 3020mAh battery which is decent for what its size. Huawei also throws in 4G VoLTE for good internet connection and voice calls.
On the downside, the smartphone shares the same problem that most Chinese-branded device has. I’m pretty sure everyone already noticed that these devices from OPPO, Vivo, and in this case, Huawei — they all look the same.
Huawei Honor 6A Specs
- Android 7.0 Nougat, EMUI 5.1
- Dual SIM, dual standby (Nano + Micro/microSD)
- 5-inch IPS HD display, 1280 x 720, ~294ppi
- 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor
- Adreno 505
- 16GB/32GB, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
- 5-megapixel front camera
- 13-megapixel rear camera, LED flash, 5P lens
- Fingerprint scanner
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.1
- A-GPS, GLONASS
- 4G VoLTE
- Dimensions: 143.7 x 71 x 8.2mm
- Weight: 143g
- Gold, Silver, Blue, Pink
- 3020mAh Li-Ion battery
The Huawei Honor 6A will be sold for CNY 799 (~Php5,800, 2GB/16GB) and CNY 999 (~Php7,300, 3GB/32GB) starting June 1. There’s still no word yet from Huawei Philippines regarding the price and availability of the Honor 6A in the country. But in case it makes its way here, it’s probably under a different name.