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Honor 6X: Rumors and news leaks

Everyone's dual-cam crazy! The Honor 6X is the next phone to join the fun

There’s another Honor smartphone, and it’s named the Honor 6X, as was anticipated by a filing on the Chinese TENAA regulatory board website.

Launch and release date

On October 18, the Honor 6X was launched at a press event in China. The new phone shows off dual rear cameras, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, and a metal unibody. The phone also features a Kirin 655 processor, 3 or 4 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of internal storage space, and a 3,340mAh battery.

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The Honor 6X runs Huawei’s Emotion UI 4.1 out of the box, and weighs in at 162 grams. You’ll be able to order the new smartphone in gold, silver, or grey, and will start at around $150 for the 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage model

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While the device was launched in China, Honor sells its devices internationally through online stores, making it a strong possibility the Honor 6X will get a global release in the future, but the firm often changes the phone’s name in these situations.

Camera

Honor, which is a technology-sharing spin-off brand of Huawei, has launched several exciting phones this year, including the Honor 5C and the more recent Honor 8. The Honor 6X is a sequel to the Honor 5X, and shares some of the features that make the Honor 8 such a winner. The rear-facing camera boasts a 12MP and 2MP sensor, and the front camera has an 8MP sensor.

Honor 6X TENAA Leak

The Honor 8 uses the same dual-lens camera as the Huawei P9, but without all the Leica goodness. The Honor 6X may challenge the Xiaomi Redmi Pro in China, and capitalize on interest in dual camera technology thanks to the iPhone 7 Plus’s announcement.

Specifications

The Honor 5X, which the Honor 6X may replace, is competitively priced at $200, meaning the new phone is also very competitively priced, which makes it a serious bargain for camera fans. Examining the images further, the side view shows a slight camera bump to house the lenses. Honor will install Android 6.0 Marshmallow on the Honor 6X, the phone will have a dual-SIM configuration, and connect to 4G LTE networks.

We’ll keep you updated with all the news and rumors regarding the Honor 6X here.

Article originally published on 10-10-2016. Updated on 10-18-2016 by Lulu Chang: Added details of Honor 6X launch in China.