Huawei has confirmed the release date of its new Honor 6X phablet, which will have an affordable price, a dual camera and other premium features which will be discussed below. The device is the successor to the Honor 5X, which was brought exactly a year ago.
Huawei hasn’t specified the US price tag for its Honor 6X, but in Chine it will cost less than $200, which is the same price as its predecessor. As for the specs of the Honor 6X, the phablet will sport a 5.5-inch Full HD display, it will be powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor that will support 2GB or 3GB of RAM, depending on variant, and it will be turned on by a 3,340 mAh battery. The phablet will have an internal memory of 32GB, but you will be able to add a microSD card to expand its capacity. On its back will be found the dual 12MP camera (Leica) we were telling you about above, and the module will be placed in the upper left corner. Huawei will also add a fingerprint scanner and a USB Type-C port for fast data transfer.
We doubt that the Honor 6X will run on Android 7.0 Nougat, as normally, each new operating system should roll out to flagships and since Huawei won’t release a successor for the P9 until next year and it’s not sure when the current device will be updated, most likely, this mid-range model will come preinstalled with Marshmallow.
The Honor 5X has the same screen size and resolution, but uses a much weaker hardware configuration consisting of a Qualcomm MSM8939v2 Snapdragon 616 chipset, an octa-core (4×1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, an Adreno 405 GPU and 2GB or 3GB of RAM coupled with 16GB of storage. The main camera supports 13MP and it has basic features such as autofocus and LED flash, while the front camera is 5MP. The 3000mAh battery should keep the phone alive for an entire day.