Honor 6 Plus gets official with 5.5-inch smartphone

Honor has officially unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Honor 6 Plus.

We first heard whispers of the newly announced phablet late last month, but an event today in Beijing has confirmed its existence once and for all.

The sized-up Honor 6 successor touts a 5.5-inch LCD display with a 1080p resolution, and is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 925 octa-core chip.

Also on board is 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, a 3600mAH battery, and a microSD slot good for a 128GB boost in capacity.

In terms of connectivity, you’re looking at standard Wi-Fi, an NFC chip, LTE Cat. 6 support, and dual-SIM slots.

The Honor 6 Plus also comes with a built-in infrared transmitter, which means the whole handset doubles up as a remote control for televisions, surround sound systems, and anything else powered by IR beams.

Honor also talked up its new device as being lighter, cooler-running, more efficient with battery charge, and slimmer-of-bezel than its fruitiest rival, the iPhone 6 Plus.

The operating system is a heavily skinned version of Android called EMUI 3.0, notably adding a bunch of new button features.

These include double-clicking volume-down for photos, and double-clicking volume-up for voice recording.

Honor is also throwing in 100GB of cloud storage with any purchase of the handset, as well as free access to upwards of 8 million Wi-Fi hotspots worldwide and the firm’s SoftSIM data roaming service.

Two editions of the device will be available – the first will come with 16GB storage, 3G support, and no NFC in black or white for about £203, while the latter boasts 4G and a gold colour option for around £254.

By this point, some of you may be wondering what the hell Honor is and why you should care about its latest smartphone.

Honor is a spin-off firm sired by Chinese smartphone maker Huawei, of far more notable repute, and now has three smartphones to its name – the Honor 3C, the Honor 6, and the new Honor 6 Plus.

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Via: Engadget

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