After a delay of just over a month it seems that Huawei is keeping its promise to the Honor 6X buyers. The company has started rolling out the update to customers in the US as of now and hope to cover the rest of the world by the end of May. The Honor 6X was launched in January in the US for $249 (~₹16,000) running on EMUI 4.0 the companies proprietary UI based on Android, v.6.0, Marshmallow.
We had reported that Huawei had started soak testing of the Nougat update in March in the US when it was supposed to officially release the update in the same month. The update apart from bringing Android, v.7.x, Nougat to the Honor 6X also brings the companies proprietary EMUI skin updated to 5.0 just as was the case in the BETA. This means that the smartphone is getting software enhancements, a more refined UI design and an update to its security level apart from the improvements in overall performance that are expected.
Huawei had launched the Honor 6X exclusively on Amazon India. The device features a HiSilicon Kirin 655 octa-core SoC coupled with a T830-MP2 GPU, 3 GB of RAM, 32/64 GB of storage with support for expansion via microSD cards up to 256 GB with a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080 x1920) LTPS IPS panel display. On the back the Honor 6X The device features a dual-camera at the back with a 12-megapixel and 2-megapixel sensor unit with support for touch focus, HDR and panorama mode apart from recording full-HD video at 30fps. For selfie duties and video chatting there is an 8-megapixel sensor up-front. Powering all this hardware is a non-removable 3340mAh battery.
For hardware inter-connectivity and charging of the battery pack, Huawei provides the phone with a microUSB port and a 3.5mm audio jack. For connectivity, the device supports 4G LTE bands (including VoLTE), WiFi 802.11 up-to standard n, Bluetooth v.4.1, GPS and FM Radio.
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