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Huawei Honor 6 flagship unveiled: top specs fit in an ultrathin chassis

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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.

source: Huawei via G4Games

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posted on 24 Jun 2014, 07:22 3

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 976; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Didn't finish the article?
"The screen-to-body ratio is stellar at 75.7%, which"
and it cuts off

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 07:23 2

2. AndroidStuff (Posts: 27; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


2nd image shows it was compared to 5S & S5, LOL they didnt dared to compare with G3 hahaha :D

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 07:32 14

4. maherk (Posts: 929; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Actually it's the other way around, they are comparing it to the best 2 selling devices in the market.
I advise you to go read the G3 vs S5 review on gsmarena, the G3 lost miserably.

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 07:35 7

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Lol boom there goes the dynamite.

+1

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 12:11 1

19. steedsofwar (Posts: 285; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


Actually they were comparing bezel sizes, (on popular devices). But his point still stands as the G2 n G3 boast of small bezels. So compring with other small bezel devices would make sense.

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 07:23

3. Duketytz (Posts: 479; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Don't blame me for not trusting Chinese companies but there are way too many black sheeps in the Chinese electronics industry

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 07:50 6

8. Bondurant (Posts: 58; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


okay bye

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 11:52

18. steedsofwar (Posts: 285; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


I blame you.

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 07:36 3

6. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8300; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It would be nice if the article was actually completed with no incomplete sentences and the pictures had captions to go with them. I'm just saying PA.

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 07:44

7. darkskoliro (Posts: 976; Member since: 07 May 2012)


The pictures are pretty self explanatory though. The numbers made sense :)

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 07:50

9. Bondurant (Posts: 58; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Its 7.5mm thick

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 08:01

10. vuyonc (Posts: 244; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


A souped up Xperia zl?! Yes please!

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 08:04 2

11. Bondurant (Posts: 58; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Good bye one plus one.

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 08:13 1

12. Furbal (Posts: 305; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I think we are in the emachines/compaq days of the smart phone industry...which is a very good thing

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 08:14

13. lallolu (Posts: 235; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


Battery?

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 10:46 1

17. Ghost04 (Posts: 42; Member since: 03 May 2014)


3100 mAh

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 08:16

14. marcski07 (Posts: 386; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


huawei honor line are not for sale world wide, i checked also the website it isn't even there... i'm was also confused, why they are skipping numbers...

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 08:38 2

16. Ghost04 (Posts: 42; Member since: 03 May 2014)


According to some Chinese myth '4' is a symbol of death or something unpleasant . So they skip the 4 number every time .

posted on 24 Jun 2014, 08:36

15. dratomic (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


ita like a cross between iphone and n3

posted on 25 Jun 2014, 07:28

20. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1144; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


is that a mediatek processor? i thought only snapdragons can handle android 4.4

posted on 04 Jul 2014, 09:12

21. hafini_27 (Posts: 247; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)


Uhm, the UI looks out of place imo

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