Huawei just recently made their splash here in the US with the Ascend Mate 2, and we’re looking to get our hands on that device real soon. This morning, Huawei announced the Honor 6, which is their newest flagship device that has very small bezels. In fact, 75.7% of the front of the device is all display. For reference the G2’s bezels were 2.65mm, compared to the Honor 6’s 2.86mm of bezel. But that’s not the entire story here. Specs include a 5-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, Kirin 920 octa-core processor made of four A15 cores and 4 A7 cores (Huawei thinks it’s better than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805), 13MP on the back and a 5MP front-facing shooter, Cat. 6 LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, 16 GB or 32 GB of local storage with expandable microSD. Pretty decent specs here, although no word on battery size. But the best part of the spec sheet is that it’s running on Android 4.4.2. Usually Huawei is a point version behind or two. Their recent devices launched with Android 4.2.
It’s a nice looking aluminum device, with very small bezels which is what we like these days. But it’s still a bit hard to get excited about it when we don’t know if it’ll be coming to the US or not. Of course, now that they have that US store it could be available here, but there’s no confirmation on whether it will be here or not. Typically the Honor smartphones stick to China only, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see this do the same thing, but I think it’d be a nice competitor to the Galaxy S5, even if no one really knows how well Huawei’s processors work and run.
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