Huawei presented a new member of its Honor sub-brand, the Honor 6X. After the Honor 8, Honor 6X will be the second smartphone from Huawei that will be available on the US market. Huawei is on a way to become the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, the last piece of the puzzle being the US market breakthrough.


The Honor 6X already launched in China and is coming to the US on January 15. The phone features solid specs for just $250. Dual camera setup, Kirin 655 (Octa-core 2.1 GHz A-53) CPU along with the Mali-T830 MP2 GPU. The phone features a 5.5-inches 1080p screen, it runs Android Marshmallow (Nougat update is slated for Q2, 2017), and comes in two versions.

One will sport 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of built-in storage, and the other will come with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage. Storage can be expanded via SIM 2 slot (up to 256 GB). Dual camera setup consists out of 12 MP main sensor and a 2 MP auxiliary monochrome sensor used for bokeh effect. Dual camera setup is capable of simulating a wide aperture, enabling the camera to highlight subject’s front and center as it detects depth-of-field. On the front, there’s an 8MP snapper, and on the back, you can find a fingerprint sensor. The phone comes with a microUSB 2.0 port instead of support for the new USB Type-C port and a battery capacity of 3,340mAh. The phone will be available in three color choices: gray, gold, and silver.

Honor 6X is made for the Instagram filter-loving millennial generation, and its high-quality main camera should provide excellent photos for the price, noticeably lower when compared to other devices sporting dual camera lenses on the back. For instance, dual camera Honor 8 costs $400 – although Honor 8’s setup comes with two 12 MP sensors on the back – while the Honor 6X comes with a starting price of $250 (for the 3GB/32GB version).

The phone will be available in the US market starting January 15 and should later come to other global markets. Preorders already started on January 4.