Huawei Honor 6X with dual camera launched; when is it coming to India?
Huawei Honor 6X with dual camera launched; when is it coming to India?Honor official (gallery) website

After weeks of rumours, Huawei's sub-brand Honor finally pulled the wraps off the much awaited budget smartphone Honor 6X in Beijing.

The new Honor 6X comes with loads of upgrades in terms of build quality, internal hardware and especially in the camera department. It boasts a feature-rich 13MP+2MP dual camera setup on the back with LED flash, PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), 6 physical lens, each having 1.25µm size.

Also read: Huawei Honor 8 first impression: A promising camera phone

On the front, it houses an equally impressive 8MP front camera with beautification apps.

Honor 6X also flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD IPS screen with 2.5D Gorilla Glass shield and on the back, it is protected by metal-based cover with fingerprint sensor, just below the primary camera.

Under the hood, it houses Huawei's proprietary HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core, which can clock close to 2.15GHz speed. It is backed by a sumptuous 3GB/4GB RAM, eMMC v5.1-based 32GB/64GB internal storage and a high capacity 3,340mAh battery, which is more than sufficient to keep the running for the whole day under mixed usage.

Honor 6X price and availability:

The new Honor 6X will initially be released in the home market of China on October 25 with two configuration options -- a 3GB RAM+ 32GB storage and another with 4GB RAM+64GB storage -- for ¥1299(around $193 / €175/Rs. 12851) and ¥ 1599(approx. $ 237/€ 216/Rs. 15819), respectively.

When is Honor 6X coming to India?

There is no official word on when the Honor 6X will made available in India, but it is likely to be released soon, as Honor's parent firm Huawei, despite being the world's third biggest smartphone brand, does not even figure in the top five mobile vendors list in India, which is touted to be the world's fastest growing smartphone market.

Honor, in a bid to show that it has serious business interests in India, hosted a grand launch event for Honor 8 series and Holly 3 phones earlier this month. So we believe the Chinese company will certainly expedite the launch of Honor 6X before the end of November, if not early.

Key specifications of Honor 6X:

Model Honor 6X
Display 5.5-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS screen with 2.5D Gorilla Glass shield
  • Pixel density: 401 ppi (pixels per inch)
OS Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based EMUI 4.1
Processor 16nm (nanometer)-based Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core (2.1GHz Core x 4 + 1.7GHz Core x 4)
GPU Mali T830-MP2
Storage 32GB (eMMC v5.1)/64GB(eMMC v5.1), expandable up to 128GB
  • Main:16MP+2MP camera with LED flash, 6P lens, 1.25µm pixel size, PDAF
  • Front: 8MP camera
Battery 3340mAh with fast charging technology
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Hybrid dual-SIM slot (type: nano + nano/microSD card), Bluetooth v4.1, WiFi (802.11 b/g/n), micro USB v2.0, GPS
Dimensions 150.9×72.6×8.2 mm
Weight 162g
Colours Gold, Silver, Grey, Blue and Rose Gold
  • 3GB RAM+32GB storage: ¥1299(around $193 / €175/Rs. 12851)
  • 4GB RAM+64GB storage:¥ 1599(approx. $ 237/€ 216/Rs. 15819)