Honor 6X launching this month with metal body and dual rear cameras

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After launching the Honor 8 in the US in the second half of 2016, Honor today kicked off 2017 by introducing another new handset.

The Honor 6X is an affordable Android smartphone with a metal body. It’ll be available for pre-order starting January 4 for $249 ahead of its launch on January 15. Honor will also be hosting flash sales on January 10, 17, 24, and 31 when the 6X will be available for $199.99.

In exchange for your hard-earned dollars, you’ll get a smartphone with a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 display, octa-core Kirin 655 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD slot, and a fingerprint reader. Powering this package is a 3,340mAh battery, and on the software side there’s Android 6.0 running below Honor’s custom EMUI 4.1 user interface.

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One of the main features of the Honor 6X is its dual camera setup. There’s a regular 12-megapixel camera as well as a 2-megapixel camera that captures depth info. This second camera lets you do things like adjust the focus of a photo after it’s been taken. There’s also an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with a wide-angle lens for all of your selfie needs.

Finally, the Honor 6X includes support for GSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 900/1900/2100, and LTE bands 2/4/5/12/20/38. I’ve reached out to Honor to ask if the Honor 6X will support features like VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling on T-Mobile, but the company hasn’t responded as of this writing. Honor has shown support for T-Mo in the past, offering T-Mobile VoLTE on the Honor 8, so it’s possible that the Honor 6X will support one or both features. I’ll be sure to update you if I get a response from the company.

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  • oldhickorytony

    Wow… seems to be pretty good specs for 199.

  • Corey Jalette

    Good specs for the price if they add the T-Mobile support for volte and wifi calling. Pretty decent looking phone too. Nice seeing phones actually compete for the mid range market

  • kevev

    Both of my Honor 8 devices are superb on T-Mobile. The 5x was not bad but a little slow. Hopefully the 6x is somewhere in between.

  • GersonT1000

    If this will support T-Mobile’s VOLTE and WiFi calling, I will definitely get it for my wife. And even better if I can get it through a flash sale at $199!

  • NardVa

    This phone doesn’t works on T-Mobile’s AWS band (3G and 4G) so if you are in a area with weak LTE or no LTE the phone will fall back to 2G.

    • T Redd

      That sucks. I was going to get this phone.