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Huawei might announce a new Honor X smartphone on July 22 to take on Xiaomi's Mi4

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Huawei might announce a new Honor X smartphone on July 22 to take on Xiaomi's Mi4
It looks like Xiaomi isn’t the only major Chinese smartphone maker that’s getting ready to announce a new handset on July 22. Huawei will also host an event on that day, and it seems that it’s going to unveil a new Honor X smartphone then.

Unfortunately, for now there are no details on what features this Honor X will offer. However, since Xiaomi’s upcoming device will be the Mi4 (a high-end smartphone that’s seen as the successor to last year’s Mi3), Huawei might want to counter Xiaomi’s announcement with its own new high-end device.

Of course, Huawei already has a brand new flagship smartphone: the octa-core Honor 6, which went on sale in China a few weeks ago. But we’re looking forward to seeing what the Honor X will brig anyway.

Since the Honor brand is used by Huawei only in China, the new handset will probably be available only there (though this doesn’t mean Huawei can’t make an international version of it). Well, we'll see what happens on July 22.

source: Huawei (Weibo) via Blog of Mobile (translated)

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posted on 16 Jul 2014, 12:13 2

1. Jinto (Posts: 402; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)


Come on, I hope at least this phone uses the 64 bit Tegra K1

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 12:26 2

2. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I'm waiting for a Tegrak1 phone.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 12:39

4. j.khan95 (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I am afraid it's not gonna happen, k1 is not feasible for a typical smartphone due to power management and possible LTE issues, further a Chinese retail website has listed mi4 with specs, citing a s805 chip.I just hope that I mm wrong,

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 12:45

5. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Chinese and Korea, and Japan

will always be ahead of international and Europe in terms of using the very best specs. Look at the 5inch phone with 4000mah battery, with 8.5mm width.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 19:11

10. steedsofwar (Posts: 288; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


What phone is this? Genuine question...

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:06 1

12. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I've forgot, but PhoneArena did have an article about few months back

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 16:52

8. vincelongman (Posts: 1397; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Power management, you're might right this one, I believe the impressive laptop beating benchmarks were when the K1 fan cooled.
But we dont know for sure, there's an Xiaomi Mi Pad (iPad Mini lookalike), so they could probably still use it in a phone but might lead to less battery life compared to the 801
LTE issues, the 805 also doesn't have integrated LTE, the S5 LTE-A has a Intel LTE modem, they'll do something similar with the K1

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 23:08

11. GreekGeek (Posts: 843; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Ever wonder why the MiPad has a monstrous 6700mAh battery? Because the K1 is a battery hog! Imagine putting the K1 in a smartphone, it would make a 3000mAh 'below average", so NO, The K1 will never make it on smartphones, the OEMs were wise enough to figure that out.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:08

13. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


More like stupid they were not to

An expensive slim 4000mah battery would help, similar to what the longevity what we get on the 3000mah

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 12:36 1

3. j.khan95 (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Xiaomi will blow huwaie, due to it's aggressive pricing,

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 13:02

6. Doakie (Posts: 1287; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I dunno. Their Mate 2 is priced aggressively in the U.S.A. at $299. I'm curious if they'll release the Honor X in the U.S.A. too.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 17:14

9. j.khan95 (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Here in india xiaomi mi3 is priced around $230,.Huwaie will never be able to match them ,

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 07:21

14. Bondurant (Posts: 94; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


mi3 is one year old.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 10:38

15. j.khan95 (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


The specs don't make it feel like that :)

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 14:26

7. Bondurant (Posts: 94; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


Its a tablet most likely. Not a smartphone except for the Honor 6 higher clocked version which they might release on the sidelines.

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