Positioned right below the top-rung honor 8 flagship, the honor 6X gets a dual curve all metal design and a dual-camera setup.
The device was originally introduced for its home market China in October last year. At the launch, honor announced global availability starting 4 January, including in the United States, UK, UAE, India, to name a few. It is unclear when the device will hit Malaysian shores.
Here’s a spec rundown.
If you’ve seen the honor 5X, then the honor 6X will feel a little familiar. It gets the same 5.5-inch Full HD display with 2.5D glass.
Under the hood, it runs the octa-core 16nm Kirin 655 processor.
It will come in two variants: the base model packs 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage; while the top-spec version gets 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage.
Honor continues to push the dual-camera setup on its devices (and parent brand Huawei), although the setup on the honor 6X is used for a different purpose.
Unlike the honor 8, Huawei P9 and Mate 9, it uses a 12MP main shooter for regular full colour shots, and a 2MP for bokeh effects. If you remember the HTC One M8 Duo Camera setup, it may sound familiar.
Up front, you’ll get an 8MP selfie shooter with naturally, various beautification modes.
Honor touts the honor 6X’s battery life, claiming an average of 2.15 days of use on a single charge, or 1.5 days with heavy usage. This is thanks to the massive 3,440mAh battery and the efficient Kirin 655 chip.
Charging is done via a conventional microUSB port sans any fast charging.
The honor 6X runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will be upgradable to Android 7.0 Nougat sometime in Q2 2017.
Pricing and availability
The honor 6X is priced at US$249/MYR1,118 for the 3GB/32GB storage variant; while the 4GB/64GB storage variants goes for US$299/MYR1,343.
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