At CES in Las Vegas, Honor have today announced their latest smartphone release for the UK, Europe and the US - the £225 Honor 6X. The 5.5", full HD handset packs dual 12 Megapixel / 2 Megapixel cameras, 32GB ROM, 3GB RAM, a fingerprint reader and the Kirin 655 processor - a small update to the critically acclaimed Kirin 650 previously featured in the surprisingly snappy Honor 5C.
The headline feature of the device is of course the dual cameras, with a 12 Megapixel main sensor (which we hear is rather good), a 2 Megapixel secondary sensor, sub 0.3 second Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), Deep Trench Isolation (DTI) for reduced noise in low light conditions, 6 part lens and Honor / Huawei's feature packed camera application (we'll confirm when we get our device, but we understand full Camera2 API support is included too).
Full specs are below, but partifcular highlights for me are the CPU, generous ROM and RAM capacities, NFC support for Android Pay, undoubted excellent battery life courtesy of EMUI optimisations and the 3,340mah cell, 2.5D glass and impressive, 450 nit full HD screen. Not bad at all at this price point, the main compromises being no 5GHz WiFi and microUSB (if that counts as a compromise!).
The device, available in grey, gold or silver will be available from tomorrow (4th January) from VMall, with a release from UK carrier partners 3 slated for the start of February.
A slight fly in the ointment is that the 6X will ship with Android Marshmallow with Nougat to follow in Q2 but at least given our experiences with other Honor devices, they are pretty good at delivering updates on time (or even earlier with Beta programmes).
- Android 6.0 + EMUI 4.1 (Nougat / EMUI 5 update to follow in Q2)
- 16nm Kirin 655 Octa-Core processor
- 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM
- microSD expansion
- 1920x1080 5.5" LTPS LCD display
- 12MP + 2MP main camera
- 8MP front facing camera
- 2.4GHz WiFi
- Bluetooth 4.1
- Fingerprint reader
- Dual nano SIM (when not using microSD)
- LTE band 1/3/7/8/20 support (suitable for all UK networks)
- 3340mAh battery
- 150.9mm x 76.2mm x 8.2mm
Edited by PaulOBrien