Honor 6 Plus and Honor 4X Smartphones Launched in India
25 March, 2015
Huawei's Honor brand, as expected, on Tuesday expanded its smartphone portfolio in India with the launch of the Honor 6 Plus and Honor 4X smartphones.
Both the smartphones will be available exclusively via Flipkart. The Honor 6 Plus has been priced at Rs. 26,499 and will be available from April, while the Honor 4X has been priced at Rs. 10,499, and will be made available via its first flash sale on Monday - registrations kick off from Tuesday.
The firm added that both phones will come with a free screen replacement offer that's valid for the first month. Both smartphones will also come with 'app gifts' from Hungama, Yatra and other services.
Huawei's Honor 6 Plus was initially unveiled in December last year in China. It runs Emotion UI 3.0 based on Android 4.4 KitKat. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD IPS display.
The most notable feature of the Honor 6 Plus is its HTC One (M8)-like dual 8-megapixel rear camera sensors, which the company calls "symmetrical dual camera technology".
The Honor 6 Plus camera sensors are said to capture 13-megapixel resolution images with twice the amount of light as compared to a single sensor, take 0.1 seconds to autofocus, and use SLR-grade ISP technology. There is a 5-megapixel front-facing camera also onboard.
The Honor 6 Plus is powered by an octa-core Kirin 925 processor with Mali T628 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The Huawei's own Kirin 925 processor also offers Cat. 6 LTE connectivity at 300Mbps. It features 32GB of inbuilt storage via microSD card (up to 128GB). A 3600mAh battery backs the smartphone.
Huawei's Honor 4X, on the other hand, is a budget smartphone featuring a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 processor.
It comes with a 5.5-inch IPS HD (720x1280 pixels) display and runs Emotion UI 3.0 based on Android 4.4 KitKat. It features 2GB of RAM and an Adreno 306 GPU. The smartphone packs 8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded via a microSD card (up to 32GB).
The Honor 4X was launched last year initially in China. The handset sports a Sony-made 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. Backed by a 3000mAh battery, the company claims that the Honor 4X can deliver up to 72 hours of battery life with regular usage. The smartphone will be available in Red, Blue and Golden colour variants and is 7.9mm thick.
The connectivity options on the handset include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and USB 2.0.
Huawei's Honor brand is also promising monthly OTA updates for the two smartphones for six months, followed by quarterly OTA updates.