Introduced at CES 2017, Huawei’s Honor 6X was well appreciated thanks to good specs and affordable price. But disappointingly, the handset launched with Android Marshmallow and EMUI 4.1. Also, at its international launch event at CES, Huawei announced the Honor 6X would get Nougat and EMUI 5 at some time in Q2 of 2017.
But thankfully, the Chinese company just said an email sent to Android Police that the Honor 6X will be getting these updates in March. So, this release schedule is a quarter ahead of their initially planned schedule. The rollout may begin in March only in the US market. Probably, other countries would get the new software at a later point.
The Honor 6X is the company’s latest budget-friendly smartphone and serves as the successor of Honor 5X. The Honor 6X features a 5.5-inch full HD display and is powered by a Kirin 655 processor, along with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage. An international version packs 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. The handset also includes a microSD card slot for additional storage.
On the camera front, the Honor 6X comes with a dual-rear camera setup, including a 12MP primary camera and a secondary, 2MP sensor. These are aimed at creating different effects like blurring the background of images. It also has a 8MP front-facing camera. The 6X is backed by a 3,340 mAh battery. The bad news is that the smartphone lacks USB-C port, quick charging, and dual-band Wi-Fi.
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What do you think of Huawei’s decision to release Android Nougat and EMUI 5.0 for the Honor 6X sooner than planned? Did you grab the 6X? How have you experienced it so far? Let us know in the comments below.
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