Huawei Honor 6 flagship unveiled: top specs fit in an ultrathin chassis
Just as expected, Huawei took the stage today to announce its flagship Honor 6 handset, previously codenamed as "Mulan". Huawei hasn't pulled all the stops with the handset, as it doesn't sport the fashionable Quad HD display resolution, but, frankly, we are perfectly fine with the phone's 5" 1080p display pixel density. Even better - Huawei has managed to shrink the side bezels to 2.36mm, crafting a very compact chassis with 139.8 x 68.8 mm dimensions, and just 6.5mm thickness. The screen-to-body ratio is stellar at 75.7%, which bodes well for the phone's one-hand usage ergonomics.
The svelte thing about the Huawei Honor 6 is that it sports sturdy aluminum frame, which facilitates heat dissipation - an important feat, considering that Huawei equips the handset with its brand new octa-core Kirin 920 processor that comes with four powerful Cortex-A15 cores, paired with four Cortex-A7 ones, and and embeds a fast Mali-T628 GPU. The chipset also has integrated LTE modem, and theoretically supports up to 300 Mbps download speeds, if your carrier provides those, of course. These specs put Kirin 920 on equal footing with the upcoming Snapdragon 805, and Huawei's boss actually bragged that the company's homegrown processor is even more powerful than Qualcomm's creation, but we'll see about that.
Furthermore, the Honor 6 sports 3 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of storage, expandable via a microSD card, and a 13 MP camera on the back, plus a 5 MP front-facing shooter. Huawei's new flagship will arrive with Android 4.4.2 KitKat, coated with Huawei’s own Emotion UI 2.3 overlay. As to the price and release date, Huawei is yet to officialize those, as the event is ongoing, and we will update as soon as we get more details on the Honor 6 from the company.