Huawei announces Honor 6 featuring octa-core Kirin chipset

By Hardik Singh | Published on 25 Jun 2014
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  • Running on Huawei's custom built 8-core SoC, the company claims that Honor 6 posts higher benchmark scores compared to the Snapdragon 805 SoC

Huawei announces Honor 6 featuring octa-core Kirin chipset

Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Huawei officially announced the Honor 6 smartphone yesterday. The 5-inch smartphone sports a 1080p display and an octa-core chipset. The phone is thin at 6.5mm and carries a 139.8 x 68.8mm footprint. Weighing at just 135gms, the phone is light enough to be held and used comfortably. Huawei touted that the 5-inch screen covers 75.7 percent of the front and has 2.86mm bezels on both sides of the device.

Huawei has powered the Honour 6 with its homemade Kirin 920 chipset which they showed is comparable with Samsung’s Exynos Octa-core chipset as it also uses ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture with 4 Cortex A7 chips and 4 Cortex A15 chips. The smartphone makes a dash ahead of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 chip in Antutu benchmarks. It also packs a Mali-T624 graphics and LTE Cat 6 support capable of 300 Mbps download speeds.

Huawei Honor 6 runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the company’s custom-made Emotion UI 2.3 on top of it. The phone has 3GB of RAM and comes with 16GB and 32GB internal storage options. Both the variants can be expanded upto 64 via a microSD card.

Huawei also showed off their new aluminum alloy structure which lets the phone run cooler than its predecessors (which generally had heating issues). The company claims that the phone uses its battery more efficiently than Samsung Galaxy S5 and Apple iPhone 5S. The Huawei Honor 6 has a 13MP with Sony IMX 214 sensor at f/2.0 aperture. The front-facing camera is a 5MP and the rear camera is accompanied by dual LED flash. The company has not announced any release date or pricing yet on the device.

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