Huawei came to CES 2017 with an emphasis on its Honor brand. Aimed squarely at the millennial market and positioned below Huawei’s more upscale brand, the new Honor 6X smartphone is clearly featured, and priced, to meet power users on a budget.
Under their banner of “For The Brave,” Honor president George Zhao claimed that Honor is the “leading smartphone e-brand in China.
The Honor 6X’s feature set is anchored against a tag line of “Double or Nothing,” with a dual-lens camera, a quad-core processor, and a battery life said to be between 1.5 and 2.15 days, depending on usage.
The 5.5-inch screen has a pixel count of 1,920 by 1080, perhaps as an accommodation to pricing, as is the absence of some higher end features such as NFC. But countering recent trends to USB-C connectivity, the fast-charging connection to the 3,340 mAh battery.is USB-Micro and there is a conventional 3.5mm headphone jack
On the other hand, there is dual-SIM capability; perfect for travelers or those who prefer a single handset but need two different phone numbers. The Honor 6X can also accept MicroSD cards to extend the standard 32GB or 64GB memory.
No carrier deals were announced, with an online distribution model let by Amazon, Bestbuy.com, Neegg.com and its own Hihonor.com/us. Gold, silver and gray versions will be available with the 3GB ROM/32GB RAM model available for pre-order today at $249 with the 4GB ROM/64GB RAM model available for pre-order later in January at $299.