Huawei Honor 6 Plus back

The Huawei Honor 6 Plus, which launched at an event in Beijing yesterday, is packing some rather tasty hardware at a reasonable price, but its new 8 megapixel dual rear cameras are the real talking point. To show off what is new camera technology is capable of, Huawei has uploaded a small selection of stills apparently taken with its latest smartphone. The results are quite something.

For a little background, the Honor 6 Plus features three 8 megapixel cameras in total, one front facing and a dual setup on the back, just as we have seen with some other recent flagships, such as the HTC One (M8). Similar to HTC’s Ultrapixel design, the Honor 6 Plus’ image sensors also feature larger light sensitive pixels than your usual smartphone sensor, measuring at measure 1.98 microns each. Just as with Ultrapixels, the idea with larger light collectors is to reduce noise and achieve superior low light performance.

Huawei has gone further though, upping the resolution to 8 megapixels, twice the resolution of the HTC One (M8) and adding in the ability to manually adjust the camera’s aperture, which is believed to be done through the use of the dual image sensors and some heavy processor calculations. The handset features a dedicated image signal processor to handle these sort of tasks.

Anyway, to the pictures, which were taken with a variety of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings. Click on the gallery for the best results.

The shots are very impressive, especially as there is very little grain or noise noticeable in the majority of the pictures and even the low light images have come out surprisingly clear. The snaps make liberal use of depth effects and some rather nice lighting conditions, which clearly shows the camera off at its best. What we don’t know, of course, is whether or not Huawei spent a lot of time with some image editing software afterwards, or if these results can be achieved with a handset right out of the box. Let’s hope these are the real deal.

If you fancy a closer look, you can download the original files from this link.

What do you make of the Huawei Honor 6 Plus and its camera capabilities?

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