Huawei Honor 6X gets the dual camera magic

Huawei’s new budget smartphone Honor 6X, showcased first in China in October 2016, will be making its debut in the US market from Thursday onward. The company announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, that the Honor 6X will be available through online stores at $249 (approximately Rs 16,988).

The new smartphone is notable for its dual camera feature which was first seen in P9 and later in Honor 8. However, in its case user gets a 12-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel secondary camera instead of two 12-megapixel cameras. The objective of the two cameras is to allow users to adjust the depth of field in an image after they have clicked it.

Unlike its predecessor Honor 5X which runs on a Qualcomm processor outside China and HiSilcion Kirin processor in China, the Honor 6X runs only on the HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core processor. The processor is paired with 3GB RAM while internal storage stands at 32GB with the flexibility to add more via microSD card.

The phone’s images show that it has a unibody metallic exterior like its predecessor. The finger print sensor is placed on the back, the SIM tray on the side and the micro USB and the speakers on the base. The phone’s 5.5-inch display has a screen resolution of 1,920×1,020p and pixel density of 403ppi which puts it at par with its rivals such as Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Moto G 4th Gen.

The Honor 6X runs Android 6,0 but is likely to get the Android Nougat update to bring it on par with the Lenovo Moto smartphones which have already started rolling out the Google update. The Honor 6X also runs the latest EMUI 4.0 version of Honor’s proprietary custom interface which offers some very useful customisation options for users.

Key Features:

GENERAL
Release dateOctober 2016
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)150.90 x 72.60 x 8.20
Weight (g)162.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3340
Removable batteryNo
ColoursGold, Silver, Grey, Blue and Rose Gold
SAR valueNA
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches)5.50
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×1920 pixels
HARDWARE
Processorocta-core
Processor makeKirin 655
RAM3GB
Internal storage32GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)128
CAMERA
Rear camera12-megapixel
FlashYes
Front camera8-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0
SkinEMUI 4.1
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 b/g/n
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 4.10
NFCNo
InfraredNo
USB OTGNo
Headphones3.5mm
FMNo
Number of SIMs2
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GNo
4G/ LTENo
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GNo
4G/ LTENo
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No
SENSORS
Compass/ MagnetometerNo
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeNo
BarometerNo
Temperature sensorNo

Shashank Tiwari

Shashank Tiwari is a writer from India and the Tech Explained editor. In his free time he dabbles in fiction, photography, and game development.

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