As expected, Huawei has finally launched the Honor 6X smartphone in India. Today, at an event held in New Delhi, Huawei made the phone official for the Indian market. The company had been teasing the device as #SwagPhone for quite some time. To recall, the phone was launched for the global market at the CES 2017 event in the first week of January.
Specifications and Features
The Honor 6X comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p 2.5D curved glass display. It is powered by a 16nm HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core ( 4 x 2.1GHz + 4 x 1.7GHz) chipset clubbed with Mali T830-MP2. Sadly, the phone runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with EMUI 4.1 on top, but Huawei did promise to upgrade it to Nougat by Q2 2017. The phone comes in two variants – 3GB RAM/32GB storage and 4GB RAM/64GB storage (internal storage on both the variants is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card).
In the imaging segment, the phone sports 12MP and 2MP dual rear cameras with phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and LED flash. There is an 8MP front-facing camera onboard. The dual camera interface on the Honor 6X is similar to what we have seen on the recent Honor smartphone – Honor 8 and Huawei’s Mate 9 and P9, offering features like background blur.
The Honor 6X has a fingerprint sensor on the rear, which is touted by the company to unlock the phone in just 0.3 seconds. The phone comes embodied in a metal unibody design with beveled edges. A 3,340mAh battery backs the device, which can keep it running for two days on a single charge on moderate usage, for heavy users we think it can last for a day. For maintaining the battery requirements, the phone is integrated with fast charging technology.
Regarding connectivity, the phone supports Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+ nano/microSD), 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Bridge, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS. The Honor 6X measures 150.9×72.6×8.2mm and weighs 162 grams.
Pricing and Availability
The Honor 6X is priced at Rs. 12,999 for 3GB RAM/32GB storage variant and Rs. 15,999 for the 4GB RAM/64GB storage variant. For India, Huawei has partnered exclusively with Amazon for online selling. The first flash sale will start on February 2 and the registrations for the sale will start from today.
Moreover, the company will soon start manufacturing the Honor 6X in India. Similar to its Honor Holly that was a made in India smartphone (manufactured in Chennai).