Huawei's high-end Honor 6 phone packs octa-core CPU

The Chinese handset maker's latest Android smartphone features a large dose of processor power and an ultra-thin bezel.

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Huawei Honor 6. Huawei

Huawei unveiled on Tuesday the Honor 6, a high-end Android smartphone with drool-worthy spec.

The device features a home-grown Kirin 920 octa-core processor; Huawei boasts (translate) that its CPU can hang with the likes of Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805. Other details include 3GB RAM, 16GB and 32GB internal storage options, a 13-megapixel Sony rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. Android 4.4 KitKat powers the phone.

It's the latest in the line of flagship smartphones from Huawei, which has virtually zero presence in the US despite ranking as the world's third-largest smartphone vendor by shipments. The Honor 6, like many high-end smartphones before it, will not be sold through US carriers.

Honor 6 has the ability to connect to an advanced version of LTE called called Category 6 LTE, which is theoretically capable of up to 300 megabits per second of download speeds. That's great if you're looking to keep the smartphone for a while; carriers are only now looking at deploying Category 6 LTE in their networks.

The Honor 6 provides a 5-inch 1080p IPS display surrounded by an ultra-thin bezel. Clocking in at a mere 2.86mm, the bezel allows for the screen to account for 75.7 percent of the front side of the phone. The entire unit is clad in aluminum, which keeps the handset physically cooler than a typical smartphone.

The 16GB Honor 6 will reportedly sell for 1,999 Chinese yuan renminbi, (about $320), with the 32GB model fetching 2,499 Chinese yuan renminbi (about $400).

 

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