Huawei introduced their affordable Honor 5X phone last year at CES. Offering a metal build, fingerprint scanner, and a 1080p screen at a very affordable price. It was met with much fanfare and this year they’ve followed up with the sequel Honor 6X.
This time it’s powered by their own Kirin 655 Octa-Core (4×2.1 GHz+4×1.7 GHz) SoC. Only the second device to be released stateside using their Kirin SoC. It also includes 3GB or 4GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB of storage, depending on which model you buy.
Both models will include the 5.5 inch 1080p display, 12+2MP rear dual camera, 8MP front facing camera, microSD card slot, and 3340mAh battery. Like with the Honor 5X the body will be metal and house the fingerprint scanner on the rear. The improved scanner boasts to allow you to unlock in 0.3 seconds.
While the dual camera setup allows you to simulate depth of field ranging from f/0.95 to f16 with software. While the large battery and 1080p display give the Honor 6X up to two days worth of battery life.
It’s not all good news though you’ll be stuck with micro USB yet again using an old standard over USB-C. As well as launching with an older version of Android 6 and EMUI 4.1. Instead of the new redesigned EMUI 5 that has been shown off, and is a massive improvement. Both in design and especially in usability.
The Honor 6X will be available for pre-order in the U.S. on January 4th, and for sale January 15th, at $249.99 MSRP. It can be ordered from Hihonor.com/us, Amazon, BestBuy, and Newegg.