Huawei’s Honor 6X brings dual rear cameras to the masses

Huawei's Honor 6X brings dual rear cameras to the masses

Huawei seems to be all out gung-ho about dual rear cameras this year. After launching the Leica-certified P9, the company’s offline-only offshoot Honor launched the relatively affordable Honor 8 and now, the company has come up with an even more affordable option in the Honor 6X. Successor to the Honor 5X , the Honor 6X brings dual rear cameras to the masses. Interestingly, the dual-camera setup isn’t the only highlight of the Honor 6X.

The Huawei Honor 6X comes with an all-metal unibody and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch 1090p curved 2.5D screen and an octa-core Kirin 655 processor with 3GB/4GB RAM options available. The phone will further be available in 32GB and 64GB memory options. The dual-SIM phone is backed by a 3,340mAh with support for fast charging.

The dual camera setup, in case of the Honor 6X is however different from the one on-board the Honor 8 or the Huawei P9. The Honor 6X comes with two main camera sensors: one 12-megapixel with PDAF and another 2-megapixel one. On the front, it comes with an 8-megapixel camera.

The Honor 6X will be available in the colours: Blue, Gray, Silver, Gold and Rose Gold, starting at 999 Yuan (roughly Rs 10,000) for the base 3GB RAM and 32GB memory version. The top-end Honor 6X with 4GB RAM and 64GB memory will cost buyers 1,599 Yuan (roughly Rs 15,500). The phone will be available for buying in China from October 25. There is however no word on when the phone will be available globally.

Honor recently launched the Honor 8 in India at a price of Rs 29,999. Just like the P9, the Honor 8 has two cameras on the rear — dual 12-megapixel with dualLED (dual tone) flash — wherein one takes monochrome shots the other takes photos in colour (RGB). The camera lenses in the case of the Honor 8 are not Leica-certified though.

The phone’s software algorithm then merges both the images into one and creates the final photo. The monochrome images can take in 300 per cent more light and 50 per cent more contrast than coloured photos, according to Huawei. The Honor 8, in addition, also has an 8-megapixel camera on the front.