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The long rumoured budget smartphone Huawei Honor 6X is expected to finally break cover next week.

The company has started sending invites to local media outlets in China for a product launch event scheduled on October 18. In the invitation, we see the numerical '6' graphically enhanced with alphabet 'X' placed inside it, giving away the hint that the mystery phone is the successor of the Honor 5X.

Huawei Honor 6X: what we know so far

It is believed that the Honor 6X will have huge upgrade over its predecessor, in terms of build quality and camera hardware.

Huawei Honor 6X is said to come with uni-body design language having all-metal cover with 12 MP dual-camera module on the back.

It is also expected to feature a 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) display with 2MP snapper on the front, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core CPU backed by 2GB/3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, a 3,340mAh battery, enough to keep the phone running for a whole day under mixed usage.

To improve security, the company is said to have incorporated fingerprint sensor on Honor 6X's back side, just below the camera setup.

As far as pricing is concerned, the Honor 6X, being a mid-range is expected to cost around ¥1,000 (approx. $149/€134/Rs.9,934).

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In a related development, flagship Honor 8 is slated to launch in India this week.

Key attribute of the device is its camera hardware. It boasts two 12MP cameras placed beside each other on the back with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, dual-tone LED flash, BSI CMOS sensor and full HD video recording ability.

Read more: Complete specifications details of Huawei Honor 8