Honor 6X Launched But Faces Uphill Battle


Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, announced the Honor 6X at CES yesterday, and although it does have dual cameras it also faces tough competition.

Last night at CES Honor unveiled the new Honor 6X smartphone and along with plans to launch the handset in high profile markets including India, however the new device will see tough competition from established rivals.

The Honor 6X is an all alloy smartphone with 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 FHD display, Kirin 655 SoC with 4 x 2.1Ghz Cortex A53 cores and 4 x 1.7Ghz cores plus Mali_T830MP2 GPU for graphical grunt. It’s no surprise to see this high-end mid-ranger has 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 8 mega-pixel front camera nor a dual rear camera module.

Like similar priced phones the rear cameras include a main 12 mega-pixel sensor for collecting the main image data, while a secondary 2 mega-pixel sensor works on building depth in to your photos.

It all looks rather good on paper, however one detail that many commenters were not happy about is the decision to launch the phone with Huawei’s own EMUI 4.1 which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. At the same time rivals are already updating to Android 7.0 and even Huawei devices have been receiving a vastly updates EMUI 5 based on Nougat, but we can only hope an update will come around sooner rather than later.

If the Honor 6X had launched last year then we would be all over this phone, but Xiaomi, Lenovo and LeEco all have equally good phones on the market at similar or lower pricing and those phones are available to buy now, it’s going to be a hard sell to get the Honor 6X in to many peoples hands until Android 7 comes along.

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