Honor 6X is now official, MediaPad 2 and Watch S1 announced as well
After the great success of the Honor 5X, Huawei’s sub-brand has officially announced the Honor 6X in China today. This device comes with standard specs, an all-metal build as well as a competitive price.
- Fariha Khan
- October 19, 2016
Honor 6X Features
The Honor 6X features a 5.5-inch 1080p display up front covered in 2.5D rounded glass. Android Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1, apparently with an update to Nougat coming ultimately on that display. The device has an octa-core Kirin 655 processor and up to 4GB of RAM and 3 of its variants will be coming in 3GB/32GB, 4GB/32GB, and 4GB/64GB.
The Honor 6X is packed with a 3,340 mAh battery but we don’t know if it has USB C. It supports dual-SIM functionality as well. There is a microSD card slot in the SIM slot and VoLTE support.
The Honor 6X also includes another fingerprint sensor with a dual-camera setup straight above. The 12MP camera has somewhat larger pixels than average while the other 2MP camera is designed for sensing depth information in order to achieve better background blur. You will have an 8MP camera up front as well.
Pre-orders for the Honor 6X start today in China while the sales will initiate October 25th.
The Honor 6X starts at 999 yuan ($150) for the 3GB/32GB model, and touches 1599 yuan ($240) for the 4GB/64GB model. The 4GB/32GB models cost 1299 yuan ($190). The devices will be available in a variety of colors including silver, gold, and blue.
The MediaPad 2
Honor has announced the MediaPad 2, its new Android tablet as well. It is an 8-inch tablet with a Snapdragon 616 processor. The MediaPad 2 runs Android Marshmallow. The device offers 3GB of RAM with 16 or 32GB of storage. You can get LTE and WiFi models starting at 999 yuan. Pre orders will start for Chinese users tomorrow. The tablet comes in two colors: White and Gold.
The Honor Watch S1
The Honor Watch S1 has also been publicized. The gadget has a range of exciting features such as a circular display, a water resistant design up to 50m in addition to a fitness features such as a pedometer and heart rate sensor. It runs on top of a custom OS that has the ability to show notifications. Its battery life lasts up to 6 days. In China, the pre-orders will start tomorrow with starting price 699 yuan ($100). At the moment, we have no news about the international release of these devices.