Honor has launched the Honor 6X smartphone at CES, 2017 press conference on Tuesday. With the launch, the company has also announced to bring the smartphone in India by the end of January.
The Honor 6X was unveiled in China in October last year, Huawei however, is planning to broaden the market availing the smartphone in US and Europe followed by India later this month.
The mid-budget smartphone is the successor of Honor 5X which was launched last year. It features a 5.5-inch full HD display (1920×1080 pixels). Under the hood the device has a Kirin 655 octa-core processor clocked at 2.1GHz. The phone also packs a second set of energy saving cores at 1.7GHz. The Honor 6X comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The smartphone also has an international variant which packs a 4GB RAM paired with 64GB on-board storage.
The Honor 6X runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 based on EMUI 4.1 skin atop of it. The users however, can expect an update to EMUI 5.0 and Android Nougat in the next few months as promised by the company. In terms of design, the device host a slim metal unibody. The curved glass edge measures thickness of 8.2mm. it has a fingerprint sensor which is pitched just below the primary camera.
As dual camera lens, has been the signature element of the Chinese tech company, the Honor 6X house the same. The handset’s rear camera comes with a 12-megapixel sensor and an adjacent 2megapixel monochrome sensor. It has built-in noise reduction and is capable of enhancing the subjects in 0.3 seconds. The front features an 8-megapixel camera with 77-degree lens for Wide angle selfies and built in ‘Beauty’ mode. The phone is powered by a 3,400mAh battery and has fast charging capability.
The Honor 6X comes in Gold, Silver, Grey, Blue and Rose Gold colour options. Starting with a price of $249, the 3GB RAM variant with pre-order option for the US users will be available in Honor’s web portal from today onwards. The Honor 6X will also be up for sale in the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Iraq.
The Honor 6X will be available in India by the end of January. The company, however, have not specified any price details for the smartphone.