Honor has just revealed it won’t be bringing the Honor 6 Plus to the UK because of a lack of demand for phablets on the continent.
The Huawei spin-off firm has snubbed the European phablet market entirely, instead opting to launch its new device exclusively in Asia.
A spokesperson for the company, speaking to Fonearena, said: “Honor is driven by its consumers, the digital natives and, in Asia, the customer demand for phablets is very high so we have developed the Honor 6 Plus to this need.”
“However we don’t employ a ‘one size fits all’ approach to our products and,
This means that while the Honor 6 and Honor 3C are good to go on UK soil, we won’t be seeing the sized up version any time soon.
The idea that there’s a lack of demand for phablets in the west isn’t completely farcical however, as the iPhone 6 has been widely tipped to have grossly outsold its larger iPhone 6 Plus sibling.
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Honor announced its Honor 6 Plus handset only yesterday, with the new device boasting a 5.5-inch IPS 1080p display, an octa-core Kirin 925 chip built by Huawei, and 3GB of RAM.
Also on board is 32GB of built-in storage, a microSD slot that proffers a potential 128GB capacity boost, a beefy 3600mAh battery, and Android OS skinned with EMUI 3.0.