Honor 6x, Honor Pad 2 and Watch S1 announced: Everything you need to know

Huawei expands its dual camera smartphone offering with the launch of new Honor 6X smartphone

By: Tech Desk | Updated: October 19, 2016 3:34 pm
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Huawei has been climbing the smartphone shipments ladder on an aggressive note lately. The company is currently the leader in Chinese smartphone market and globally No 3 in terms of shipments and the latest announcements give a hint at company’s ambitions to grow the market share. Huawei’s online only Honor brand has announced three new products – Honor 6X, MediaPad 2 and Watch S1 at an event in China.

The Honor 6X follows on the footsteps of Honor 8 and Huawei P9 with its dual rear camera setup. The smartphone features a 5.5-inch display with a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display supports ten-point multitouch with a pixel density of 403ppi. The smartphone is powered by company’s octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 655 processor coupled with Mali T830-MP2 GPU. Honor 6X comes in three storage variants – 3/32GB, 4/32GB and 4/64GB. The smartphone comes with dual 12MP rear camera like Honor 8 and a single 8MP front camera. The smartphone is backed by 3,340mAh battery and uses microUSB port.

Honor has also launched Honor Pad 2 and Honor S1 smartwatch. The new tablet from Honor features an 8-inch display with resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and 16:10 aspect ratio. Under the hood of the tablet, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor, 3GB RAM and 16/32GB expandable storage. The tablet runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.0 on top of it. Honor Pad 2 sports an 8MP primary camera and a 2MP secondary camera. The 8.1mm thick tablet supports 4G LTE and is backed by a 4,800mAh battery.

Honor has also expanded its wearable offering with the new S1 smartwatch. Honor S1 features a 1.4-inch LCD display with a resolution of 208 x 208 pixels. The smartwatch is compatible with Android 4.4 and above, iOS 8.0 or higher. The smartwatch is IP68 dustproof and waterproof up to 50 meters.

Also Read: Huawei Honor 8 Review: A pocket camera for shallow depth of field at a budget

The smartwatch works via Bluetooth 4.2 and uses microUSB port for charging. The smartwatch is made out of aluminium and is available with 18 or 20mm strap. There is accelerometer. 6-axis gyroscope, heart monitor and ambient light sensor.