Huawei’s youth oriented online exclusive brand, Honor, has launched two new smartphones in the Indian market – the Honor 6 Plus and the Honor 4X. The Honor 6 Plus succeeds the Honor 6 as the latest flagship device, while the Honor 4X is a mid-range phablet with some impressive hardware for the price. As before, the phones will be sold exclusively on Flipkart.
Both the phones were unveiled in China back in December last year, and are making their way into the crowded Indian smartphone market now. At the launch in Beijing last year, Honor had taken a dig at Apple, while pitting the Honor 6 Plus against the iPhone 6 Plus, with the slogan “Not Just Bigger“.
The Honor 6 Plus comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD 1080p display, two 8MP cameras on the rear (more on that later), an 8MP camera on the front, 32GB of onboard storage with a microSD slot capable of expanding the storage up to 128GB and dual-SIM capability. The phone is power by the 1.8GHz Kirin 925 SoC along with 3GB of RAM. It runs the Android 4.4 KitKat with Emotion UI 3.0 on top of it. And to round it off, it comes with a huge 3600mAh battery.
The smartphone has a compact body with metal frame on the sides, is 7.5mm thin and weighs 165 grams. The device is said to feature the world’s first LTE Cat6 Octa core SoC chipset, which, in other words, means that it should feature blazing fast LTE speeds.
The Honor 6 Plus comes with a bionic camera which is similar to what HTC had tried with the duo camera on the JTC One M8. Both cameras on the rear are 8MP sensors with a very wide aperture (F0.95 -F16). The 3600mAh battery can be used for OTG reverse charging, which means you can use it to charge other devices! At Rs. 26,499, the Honor 6 Plus takes on the likes of OnePlus One, Xiaomi Mi 4 and the Google Nexus 5, although all of them are priced lesser.
Along with the Honor 6 Plus, the Honor 4X was also launched in India today. This comes with a 5.5-inch HD (720p) display and runs on the 64-bit Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB of onboard storage with a microSD slot capable of expanding the storage up to 32GB. There’s a 13MP camera on the rear and a 5MP camera on the front. The huge 3000mAh battery should be good enough to juice up the device.
The Honor 4X comes with Dual SIM, dual standby support, with both SIMs supporting both the LTE bands in India, similar to what we saw on the Redmi 2. At Rs.10,499, the Honor 4X competes with the likes of YU Yureka, Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G and Moto G 2nd gen.