Huawei Technologies company ltd., a Guangdong-based telecommunications and equipment manufacturing company through its subsidiary brand, Huawei Honor, officially announced its Huawei Honor 6X during a special event in China. The upcoming Honor 6X smartphone is the company’s advanced version to one of the most popular midrange gadgets this year, the Honor 5X. The company has done an excellent job in packing the Huawei Honor 6X with premium features, which will definitely help the company attract more customers even in this trouped mid-range smartphone category. To be unique and successful, Honor 6X is embedded with dual main cameras together with the phone’s standard features.
Highlights of Huawei Honor 6X:
- Big 5.5-inch Full HD screen with 76.1% screen to body ratio
- Kirin 655 Octa-Core processor coupled with Mali-T830MP2
- Android 6.0 MarshMallow with EMUI 4.1 skin on top
- Dual rear camera with 12 MP & 2MP; front camera 8MP
- 3/4GB LPDDR3 RAM with 32GB or 4GB with 64GB internal memory
- Hybrid SIM slot
- 4G VoLTE capable
- 3340 mAh non-removable battery with fast charging
- Fingerprint sensor on back
Huawei Honor 6X Specs & Features:
Design & Display:
The Honor 6X device has nice curved edges and back for a better feel. The front also looks like other Honor smartphones with its very narrow bezels and the Honor branding located at the bottom of the smartphone. Huawei Honor 6X is designed with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 401ppi density. A 2.5D curved glass daubs and protects the entire display panel for a smoother gesture execution. The unibody metal designed device weighs just 162grams with 150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2mm with 76.1% screen to body ratio.
CPU & Memory:
Coming to the processor, Huawei Honor 6X is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 655 SoC 16nm chipset. The chipset sports a 4 Cortex A53 2.1 GHz and a 4 Cortex A53 at 1.75 GHz to make the device octa-core. It also contains a Mali T830 MP2 chip which handles various graphically demanding applications.
Huawei stated that the Honor 6X will be available in three variants — a 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage, 4 GB RAM with 32GB internal storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage. Besides this, all the three variants have microSD card slot to expand the device’s storage capacity up to 128 GB.
SIM, OS & Battery:
Out of the box, all three variants of the Huawei Honor 6X hares on Android 6.0 Marshmallow based EMUI 4.1 OS. All the 3 variants come with a hybrid dual SIM slot (Nano+Nano/microSD). MicroSD slot can also be used as an additional SIM slot. Honor 6X rocks a 3340 mAh (typical)/ 3270 mAh (minimum) non-removable battery with fast-charge technology.
The unique feature of Honor 6X is its dual main camera setting. Despite it being a mid-range device, it sports a 12-MegaPixel main shooter at the back with 6P lens that supports PDAF and an additional 2-MegaPixel secondary camera with a LED flash to enhance night photography for grabbing clarity in the photos. It also packs features like Geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus, High Dynamic Range and Panorama. The front camera is 8 MegaPixels with no front flash, which is being provided in recent other smartphones.
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Connectivity & sensors:
Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, dual SIM slots, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS sensor, A-GPS, GLONASS, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. Below the dual cameras, there is a fingerprint sensor that automatically unlocks the device in a span of 0.3 seconds which is a fraction time when compared to other smartphones. The other sensors include Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Hall effect, Compass, Ambient Light sensor and Pedometer.
Honor 6x Price & Availability:
As per Huawei’s announcement, the Honor 6X will be available in Blue, Silver, Grey, Gold and Rose Gold colors. The 3 GB RAM with 32 GB storage variant will be sold for $150 approx. Rs 9900. The 4 GB RAM with 32 GB storage option costs about $200 approx. Rs 13000. Lastly, the 4 GB RAM with 64 GB memory sells for $240 approx. Rs 15900. Preorders for the Huawei Honor 6X has already taken place in China, and on the first day of the launch over 1Million registration were done. This projects the demand for this smartphone which will hit the market by Oct 25.
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