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CES 2017 | Huawei Honor 6X launching on January 15 for $250 USD

Huawei Honor 6X launching this month for $250 USD
Huawei Honor 6X launching this month for $250 USD
The new 5.5-inch mainstream smartphone brings dual rear cameras to the masses and marks Huawei's second major smartphone launch in the United States.

The Honor 5X is barely a year old in the U.S. and now its successor will be launching in less than two short weeks. Called the Honor 6X, the new smartphone will carry the same size display but with dual rear cameras for a very affordable starting price of just under $250 USD through major retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg. Color options will be the usual Gold, Silver, and Gray.

Core specifications include:

  • 5.5-inch 1080p display
  • Octa-core Huawei Kirin 655 SoC
  • 3 GB or 4 GB RAM
  • 32 GB or 64 GB eMMC w/ MicroSD support
  • 12 MP + 2 MP dual rear cameras w/ wide F/0.95 - F/16 aperture range
  • 8 MP front-facing camera
  • 802.11b/g/n, 2.4 GHz, Bluetooth 4.1
  • 4G LTE FDD (Band 1, 3, 7, 8)
  • Huawei EMUI 4.1 software
  • Micro-USB
  • 3340 mAh battery
  • 150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2 mm
  • 162 g

The manufacturer is promising a charging time of just 2.5 hours and a talk time of up to 23 hours. Its dimensions and weight are nearly the same as the original Honor 5X save for a slightly smaller length and width. Interestingly, Huawei will be dropping the Snapdragon 616 in favor of its own in-house 16 nm octa-core Kirin 655 SoC consisting of four high-power 2.1 GHz cores and four power-efficient 1.7 GHz cores.

Two SKUs will be made available with the less expensive option carrying 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage compared to 4 GB and 64 GB on the pricier option. Units made specifically for users in Europe or the Middle East will support the necessary local 4G LTE bands.

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Allen Ngo, 2017-01- 4 (Update: 2017-01- 4)