The Huawei Honor 6X was announced in China around the end of last year, and today at the CES 2017 event, the smartphone has been launched for global markets. This development was made known yesterday via a tweet from the official Twitter account of Huawei’s Honor brand.
The Huawei Honor 6X is a high-end smartphone which comes in two memory variants and is powered by Huawei’s own processor.
Huawei Honor 6X Specifications, Review and Highlights
The Honor 6X has a 5.5-inch IPS display made with 2.5D curved glass and a pixel resolution of 1920 * 1080 (Full HD). It is not too heavy at 162 grammes, and it’s quite slim at 8.2 millimetres.
It’s powered by an octa-core Kirin 655 16nm processor with a maximum speed of 2.1GHz and a Mali T830-MP2 GPU. The phone comes in two memory variants, the first having 3GB of LPDRR3 RAM and 32GB of eMMC 5.1 internal storage, and the second having 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM with 64GB of eMMC 5.1 internal storage. Both internal storage capacities can be increased up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
The Huawei Honor 6X packs a 3340mAh battery and is compatible with fast charging. It comes with a hybrid dual Nano SIM slot and includes support for 4G VoLTE. A fingerprint sensor that can unlock the phone in 0.3 seconds is present at the rear underneath its 12MP+2MP rear camera combo with LED flash. The phone also possesses an 8MP camera at the front for taking selfies.
Out of the box, the Honor 6X runs on Huawei’s EMUI 4.1 OS which is built upon Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Huawei Honor 6X Full Phone Specifications
- 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900.
- 3G: HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100.
- 4G: LTE
- Global Bands – Band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 38(2600).
- USA Bands – LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 12(700), 20(800), 38(2600).
- SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano SIM, Dual Standby).
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1.
Design & Display
- Dimensions: 150.9 * 76.2 * 8.2 mm.
- Weight: 162g.
- Display size: 5.5 inches.
- Display Resolution: 1920 * 1080 pixels (Full HD).
- Display Technology: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen.
- Build: Metal Unibody Design.
- Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
- Colours: Gold, Silver & Grey.
- Processor Name/Technology: 64-bit HiSilicon Kirin 655.
- Processor Speed: 2.1GHz.
- Number of Processor Cores: Octa-core.
- Graphics Processor: Mali T830 MP2.
- RAM: 3GB/4GB.
- Internal Storage: 32GB/64GB.
- External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB.
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, 0.3-second fast Fingerprint Sensor.
- Rear: 12MP+2MP dual cameras.
- Camera Properties: 6P lens, 1.25um pixel size, PDAF, F/0.95 and f/1.6 aperture.
- LED Flash: Yes.
- Video recording: Yes, 1080p.
- Front-facing: 8MP.
- Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA.
- Loudspeaker: Yes.
- Audio Technology: DTS Audio, Active nose cancellation.
- Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player.
- FM Radio: –
- Bluetooth: v4.1.
- Bluetooth Profiles: A2DP, LE & EDR.
- WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS.
- USB: micro-USB v2.0.
- USB OTG: Yes.
- NFC: No.
- 3.5mm audio jack: Yes.
- Battery Capacity: 3340mAh.
- Battery Technology: Li-ion.
- Removable? No.
- Charging: Fast Charge – Yes.
- Power Management: Marshmallow’s Battery Saving mode.
- Extra Features: –
- Launch Date: January 4, 2017.
- Availability: January 4, 2017.
- Sales stores/platforms:
- Launch Price: $249.99 (3GB/32GB) | $299.99 (4GB/64GB).
Availability and Price of Huawei Honor 6X in China, Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana
The Huawei Honor 6X comes in Gold, Silver and Gray colour versions and is available from the 4th of January. The 3GB/32GB storage version costs $249.99 while the 4GB/64GB storage version costs $299.99, but the first three hundred people to buy the smartphone on flash sale on the 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st of January would get it for $199.99 along with other freebies like selfie stick and engine earphones.