Huawei’s Honor brand of smartphones are known for offering specs the punch a bit above their price class. The latest model offered in the United States is the $400 Honor 8, which features a high-performance octa-core processor, a 5.2 inch full HD display, dual cameras, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
Now the company is introducing a new model with a lower price tag and less impressive specs. Unfortunately it’ll only be available in China at launch.
That’s where the Honor 6X goes on sale later this month for ¥999 ($148) and up.
The Honor 6X features a 5.5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, a Kirin 655 octa-core processor with Mali-T830 MP2 graphics, and a 3,340 mAh battery.
It will be available in three configurations:
- 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage for ¥999 ($148)
- 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage for ¥1299 ($193)
- 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for ¥1599 ($237)
All three models have dual cameras on the back (a 12MP primary camera and a second 2MP camera for depth of field) with phase-detection autofocus and 8MP front cameras.
There’s support for either using two SIM cards or one SIM card and a microSD card.
Like other phones in the Honor family, the Honor 6X runs Google Android software with Huawei’s EMUI (Emotion UI) user interface.
There’s no word on if or when this phone will be available outside of China. But considering the fact that Huawei sells both the Honor 8 and the Honor 5X in global markets, there’s a decent chance that the new phone could be available internationally at some point.