Huawei’s smartphone brand Honor is now rolling out invites to a press event scheduled in India for January 24th. Honor, during the event, will launch the company’s latest Honor 6X in the Indian market. A couple of days ago, Honor 6X debuted at the on-going CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The company is now gearing up to introduce the successor to its last year’s Honor 5X outside the U.S. market. However, Honor 5X is also retailing in the U.S. besides the not-so-old Honor 8.
Honor 6X comes featuring a 5.5-inch Full HD (1980 x 1020 pixels) IPS display with 2.5D curved glass on top. What powers the phone is an eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor paired with Mali-T830 GPU for graphics. The phone in question offers two variants — 3GB RAM with 32GB storage and 4GB RAM with 64GB storage. The memory, however, supports further expansion up to 128GB with the help of a memory card support. It includes the standard set of connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.
Honor 6X is a Dual-SIM phone, running Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the company’s EMUI 4.1 on top. For photography, it houses a dual rear camera (12MP + 2MP) with LED flash and Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF). The device further embraces an 8MP secondary camera up front for taking selfies. It also offers a fingerprint scanner at the rear, sitting right below the main camera module. Completing the package is a 3340mAh battery under the hood which also supports fast charging.
Honor 6X was expected to come running Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5.0 out-of-the-box. The company, however, has ensured that the software upgrade will take place sometime Q2 2017. In terms of the pricing, Honor 6X costs $249.99 (approximately Rs 16,999) for 32GB variant and $299.99 (approximately Rs 20,400) for 64GB variant. It comes in gray, silver, and gold colour options.
Update: It has been confirmed that the device will be available to purchase exclusively from Amazon.in. The teaser has already been up on the e-commerce site. However, the actual product page is yet to go live.
Specifications of Honor 6X
|Display||5.5-inch Full HD|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 655 Octa-Core|
|RAM||3GB / 4GB|
|Internal storage||32GB / 64GB (Expandable Up To 128GB)|
|Camera||12MP + 2 MP Rear / 8MP Front|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|