Huawei doesn’t wait for the show floor to open at CES 2017; they decided to unveil a new smartphone just moments ago. Introducing the Huawei Honor 6X. A big theme already at the show seems to be appealing to Millennials, myself included, and Huawei is shooting for that as a target market. The Honor 6X has some solid specifications, including many high-end ones, but a low price tag of $249 off-contract in the United States.
It has a not so unique aluminum design that comes in Gray, Gold, and Silver which is similar to that of the iPhone lineup. A large 5.5-inch 1920 X 1080 Full HD display is on board with 403 pixels per inch. This caps off the front of the device while the back is slightly curved, this way it is comfortable to hold in your hand. The Honor 6X is only 8.2 millimeters thick and weighs around 162 grams.
It is running Android with a custom Huawei EMUI 4.1 user interface on top. The Honor 6X is powered by an octa-core Kirin processor which combines a .1GHz and another four at 1.7 GHz. This processing setup is then paired with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM depending on the region. This should make for a very smooth experience on the software side. It will come with either 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, along with a microSD card slot.
Huawei is also taking on the iPhone 7 Plus Portrait Mode feature. As the Honor 6X has a dual lens setup on the back. It is a 12-megapixel + 2-megapixel with a wide aperture range. The 12-megapixel will take the core photo, and the 2-megapixel lens adds the depth portion and effect. Huawei is also including an 8-megapixel camera on the front.
Rounding out the Honor 6X is a 3340 mAh battery that can be fast charged. The Huawei Honor 6X is packing some solid specifications, and I look forward to checking it out soon. The Honor 6X will cost $249 in the United States, but it will only work on AT&T and T-Mobile. Unfortunately, this device does not support Verizon or Sprint. Pre-orders for the Honor 6X will kick off tomorrow, and it will launch on January 14.
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