Following a report and a series of rumors late last month, Huawei has now officially confirmed that it will launch its Honor 6X smartphone on October 18th. The company has begun sending out invitations for the launch event in China, so save the date.
Along with rumors about the Chinese launch, the sucessor to the Honor 5x was also spotted passing through China’s TENAA last month, giving us a good idea about the handset’s specifications.
The phone is expected to ship with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, 2 or 3GB of RAM just like the 5X, and 32GB of internal storage. The 6X is also set to come with a rear fingerprint scanner, a USB Type-C port, and dual-SIM support.
We don’t know whether Huawei will be extending its work with photography brand Leica to the Honor series with the 6X, but the smartphone does appear to come packing a dual rear camera configuration, just like the high-end P9 and Honor 8. The latest rumors pin this as a dual 12 megapixel sensor setup, which will probably be accompanied by a standard 5 megapixel front facing shooter.
Of course, these hardware specifications may not be exactly on the nose come launch day, but the handset is shaping up to be another appealing mid-ranger. The Honor 6X is expected to retail for around the same price as the 5X, which launched for $200 / £135 / Rs.12,950 last year. Be sure to tune in on October 18th for all of the official details.