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

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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  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
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  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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21 Comments

1. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

2. AndroidStuff

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

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

4. maherk

Posts: 6704; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol boom there goes the dynamite. +1

19. steedsofwar unregistered

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.

3. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

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

8. Bondurant

Posts: 779; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

okay bye

18. steedsofwar unregistered

I blame you.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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.

7. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

9. Bondurant

Posts: 779; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Its 7.5mm thick

10. vuyonc

Posts: 1088; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

A souped up Xperia zl?! Yes please!

11. Bondurant

Posts: 779; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Good bye one plus one.

12. Furbal unregistered

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

13. lallolu

Posts: 731; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Battery?

17. Ghost04

Posts: 515; Member since: May 03, 2014

3100 mAh

14. marcski07

Posts: 600; Member since: Apr 25, 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...

16. Ghost04

Posts: 515; Member since: May 03, 2014

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

15. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

ita like a cross between iphone and n3

20. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

21. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Uhm, the UI looks out of place imo

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