Three confirms Honor 6+ UK release date as May 1

The Honor 6+ UK release date has been confirmed, with the handset to head to eagerly awaited consumers next Friday, May 1.

Previously an ecommerce only manufacturer, the 6+ will mark Honor’s first move into brick and mortar retail outlets, thanks to an exclusive partnership with Three.

Teasing the phone’s upcoming release, the network provider has revealed a series of tariffs for the 5.5-inch handset.

Offering the handset for £299 on a PAYG basis, Three has confirmed it will also offer Honor’s flagship phone on a selection of pay monthly contracts, all of which are 24 months in length and require a £19 up-front handset fee.

Kicking off at £24 per month, with 600 inclusive minutes, unlimited texts and a 500MB data allowance, Three’s 6+ tariffs rise to £37 per month with all-you-can-eat minutes, texts and data.

All eight deals, which vary the amount of inclusive minutes and data to best suit your needs, come with 4G as standard and free access to Three’s Feel at Home roaming deals.

Three will be ranging the 6+ in all of its 360 UK stores, as well as online.

“We are delighted that Three has been chosen as the exclusive operator partner for the Honor 6+,” Sylvia Chind, Three’s Head of Devices said. “It’s exciting to bring such an innovative and refreshing brand to the UK market.”

She added: “We’re looking forward to enabling our customers to walk in-store and try the device for themselves to appreciate the value of the handset by testing it on our reliable network.”

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The Honor 6+ features a strong array of specs for its modest price.

The handset pairs a 5.5-inch, 1080p Full HD display with a dual 8-megapixel primary camera. A further 8-megapixel camera sits up front while a 1.8GHz octa-core Kirin 925 processor runs the show.

Packing 32GB of internal storage and 3GB of RAM, the Honor 6+ specs sheet is rounded off by a massive 3600mAh battery.

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