Huawei announces Honor 6X, Honor Pad 2 and Honor Watch S1 for Chinese market

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The Honor brand has announced 3 products that continue to impress with their potential and price.

If the sticker-shock of recent flagship phones has you frazzled, fear not. There are still plenty of OEMs building very competent and impressive devices that cost significantly less while still managing to handle just about anything you throw at them. Huawei may not be seeing much success in the west yet, but that hasn’t stopped the internationally prominent company from pumping out quality hardware for very approachable prices. Their Honor 5X got generaly favorable reviews , including one from us. And their recently released Honor 8 is a handsome mid-range phone that can hang with the big boys. With no intention of slowing down, the Honor brand has announced 3 products that continue to impress with their potential and price. The dual camera wielding, Honor 6X smartphone, The Honor Pad 2 tablet and the Honor Watch S1 smartwatch.

HONOR 6X

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SPECIFICATIONS

  • 5.5-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels) Full HD 2.5D curved glass IPS display
    Octa-core Kirin 655 ( 4 x 2.1GHz + 4 x 1.7GHz) 16nm processor with Mali T830-MP2
  • 3GB / 4GB LPDDR3 RAM with 32GB (eMMC 5.1) storage
    4GB RAM with 64GB (eMMC 5.1) storage
  • Expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • Hybrid Dual SIM (nano+ nano/microSD)
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with EMUI 4.1
  • 12MP rear camera with LED Flash, 6P lens, 1.25um pixel size, PDAF and 2MP secondary camera
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
  • 3340mAh (typical) / 3270mAh (minium) battery with support for fast charging
  • Dimensions: 150.9×72.6×8.2mm; Weight: 162g
  • Colors: Gold, Silver, Grey, Blue
  • Price: 3GB RAM with 32 GB Storage – 999 yuan (US$ 148 / Rs. 9885 approx.)
    4GB RAM with 32GB Storage – 1299 yuan (US$ 192 / Rs. 12850 approx.)
    4GB RAM with 64GB Storage – 1599 yuan (US$ 237 / Rs. 15825 approx.)

 

HONOR PAD 2honor_pad_2SPECIFICATIONS

  • 8-inch (1920 × 1200 pixels) 16:10 IPS display
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 (MSM8939) (4×1.5GHz + 4×1.2GHz) processor with Adreno 405 GPU
  • 3GB RAM, 16GB /32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with EMUI 4.0
  • 8MP rear Camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture
  • 2MP front-facing Camera
  • 4G LTE (with voice calling), Wi-Fi ac (2.4GHz +5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS / GLONASS
  • 4800mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 209.3x123x8.1mm; Weight: 340g
  • Colors: Gold, White
  • Price: 3GB RAM with 16GB Storage, WiFi – 999 yuan (US$ 148 / Rs. 9890 approx.)
    3GB RAM with 32GB Storage, WiFi – 1299 yuan (US$ 192 / Rs. 12,855 approx.)
    3GB RAM with 32GB Storage, 4G – 1499 yuan (US$ 222 / Rs. 14835 approx.)

THE HONOR WATCH S1

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SPECIFICATIONS

  • 1.04-inch (208 × 208 pixels) black and white touch screen memory LCD
  • Compatible with Android 4.4 or iOS 8.0 devices
  • Sensors: 6-axis (accelerometer + gyro) sensor, Heart rate sensor (PPG), Ambient light sensor
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Dustproof and Waterproof (IP68), 5ATM waterproof
  • 80mAh battery
  • Dimensions: 246.5 x 39.5 x 9.9~11.2mm;Weight: 35g
  • Strap Colors: Orange, Black, Blue
  • Price: 3GB RAM with 16GB Storage, WiFi – 999 yuan (US$ 148 / Rs. 9890 approx.)
    3GB RAM with 32GB Storage, WiFi – 1299 yuan (US$ 192 / Rs. 12,855 approx.)
    3GB RAM with 32GB Storage, 4G – 1499 yuan (US$ 222 / Rs. 14835 approx.)

 

Although both tablet and smartphone are very capable and priced attractively, it is a bit of a letdown that both are shipping with Android 6.0. Updates are expected but not guaranteed. Compound that with the less-than-impressive EMUI 4.1 skin, and you would be right to be at least a little concerned about the user experience on either device.

The Watch S1 is definitely an interesting entry from the Chinese manufacturer. Although it is unknown for sure, it is almost certainly not running anything resembling Android Wear. The rumor that Huawei will be turning to Tizen for their smartwatches going forward is still possible but this is almost definitely not that either. The S1 is likely more of a fitness tracker with limited smartwatch capabilities. However the claimed 6 days of battery life is defiantly impressive, as is the IP68 rating.

There is no word if any of these products will ever leave China but considering Huawei’s desires to break into the US market, there is little doubt about something from this launch finding its way over here. All three products are available for pre-order with full availability on October 25th.

  Source: Weibo    Source: Weibo    Via: Fone Arena

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