Huawei has just announced Honor 6X, which is the successor of the mid-range phablet that made a good impression when it was released in November 2015. While the Honor 5X came pre-loaded with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and meanwhile it was upgraded to 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the Honor 6X runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 on top of it, but the Chinese company has revealed during its CES presentation that this phone will get Nougat sometime in the second half of 2017.
The Honor 6X was firstly released in China and now it’s available globally, in countries such as the US, UK, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Spain and the UAE. The device will cost in the US $249.99 and it will be sold by HiHonor, Amazon, BestBuy, and Newegg.
The update will include all new features that Google has introduced in Nougat, as well as the latest version 5.0 of the company’s EMUI skin, which already runs on the new Mate 9 flagship. EMUI 5.0 is cleaner, it brought an apps tray, and it’s able to recognize mistaps on the screen. The notifications tab can be easily brought down with a shortcut on the toolbar from the bottom of the display, but users can also swipe their finger down the fingerprint sensor in order to have access to notifications.
As for the Honor 5X, the phablet has amazing specs with affordable price tag. The 5.5-inch IPS LCD supports a Full HD resolution, the chipset is a HiSilicon Kirin 655 that houses an octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, a Mali-T830MP2 GPU and 3GB of RAM (the variant that offers 32GB of internal storage) or 4GB of RAM (64GB of storage). In addition, users are allowed to add a microSD card and expand the memory up to 256GB. On the back is found a dual 12 MP + 2 MP camera with phase detection autofocus, and LED flash, while the front camera supports 8MP. The battery life shouldn’t be a problem, because the capacity of the cell is 3340mAh.