Do you remember the Huawei Honor 6X leak that we talked about last month? http://huaweinews.com/2014/11/honor-6x-leaked/. It seems like we have got the name Honor 6X wrong because that phone was just announced in China named as Huawei Honor 6 Plus. Honor 6 Plus differs from the rest of Huawei’s high end line up because it has dual 8MP rear cameras to take vivid pictures with impressive effects before and after the photos are taken.
Huawei Honor 6 Plus is almost similar to the regular Honor 6 and Honor 6 EE (Extreme Edition) except for the aforementioned duo cameras. Processor remains the same as Honor 6 which is rocking Kirin 925 Octa core chipset and on the display side you will find the same beautiful 1080P 5.5inch IPS LCD display found on Honor 6. We are little bit disappointed because of Huawei not adding the faster Kirin 928 but we know that Kirin 928 is just a overclocked version of Kirin 925. Honor 6 Plus also got 3GB of RAM and Mali T628-MP4 GPU is running the graphics processing. LTE Cat 6 connectivity is also on board with 32GB of inbuilt storage and MicroSD slot for expansion. Talking about the battery, Honor 6 Plus has a huge 3600mAh battery which seems to be enough for at least 2 days of real world usage.
Dual 8MP rear cameras are the highlight of specifications offered by Honor 6 and it gives many camera related features to set the Honor 6 apart from the competition. For example Honor 6 focuses in just 0.1 seconds which is far quicker compared to the phones like LG G3 which packs a laser auto focus system to focus on objects in just 0.276 seconds. Apart from that Honor 6 Plus has HTC One M8 alike features such as focusing after taking photos and ability to capture more light to the dual sensors. Huawei also claims that thanks to the DSLR grade ISP (Image Signal Processor) algorithms used by Honor 6 Plus can take 13MP resolution images even though the single camera modules are just 8MP. Watch the video below for a full camera feature explanation
Honor 6 Plus runs EMUI 3.0 on top of Android 4.4.4 and we believe that they should have released the phone with Android 5.0 because obviously this is a high end device. Huawei has priced this handset very aggressively at just $320 (CNY 1999) but Huawei has confirmed to some journalists that Honor 6 Plus won’t be launched in the European region. If they do launch it worldwide for $320, it will bring a huge competition for One Plus,Oppo,Xioami and other Chinese manufacturers. If you are in China, pre-orders will begin tomorrow at Huawei’s own Vmall store.