Late yesterday, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Huawei unveiled its flagship device for 2014, the Huawei Honor 6 Plus. The device builds upon the features on its earlier generation model, the Honor 6 with new technologies like the dual camera setup. Like the HTC One M8, the Honor 6 Plus features two camera sensors at the back improving the overall picture quality and the focus times on the device.
The Honor 6 Plus retains the same design profile as its older model. So you have a rectangular bar design with round edges. The back is made up of some kind of glossy material which gives the devices a premium look. There is a 5.5-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution display up front which translates into a pixel density of 401ppi. Inside, you have Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 925 octa-core processor along with 3GB RAM and 16GB/ 32GB internal storage options. A MicroSD card will further expand this inbuilt storage. It also supports 4G LTE Category 6 networks and comes with a dual SIM card option as well. At the back of the device is a 3600 mAh battery which should be more than enough power this beast of a device.
While these features may sound familiar, since most high end devices have such specs, the Honor 6 Plus does have something unique to its name. Huawei has taken some inspiration from HTC’s duo-camera setup as you’ll find a similar system on the new Honor 6 Plus. There are two 8MP rear facing cameras at the back with a dual LED flash. When capturing a picture, both the sensors work together to take the image and finally Huawei’s camera software stiches those together to form a 13MP end resolution image. According to the company, the additional camera sensor improves the image quality to a great extent, eliminating dark areas as well as noise even when there is not enough light. This setup also brings a depth of field and bokeh effect on the images captured, better than the ones added by the software. On the front, you have a single 8MP sensor.
As for the software, the device comes with Huawei’s Emotion 3.0 UI on an undisclosed version of Android on top (probably lollipop). The Honor 6 Plus goes on sale on 17 December 2014 for an expected price tag of $320. Unfortunately, the company has not yet released plans for a North America release as of yet.
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