Honor 6X which was launched earlier this year in India has finally started receiving the Android Nougat update. The update will begin rolling out to the handset users worldwide today, and all devices are expected to be receiving Nougat by mid to late-May. The company hasn’t given any ETA for India but we will keep you updated as it The Honor 6X is currently selling for Rs 12,999 for 32GB and Rs 14,999 for 64GB from Amazon India website.
Along with Android Nougat, this update will bring Huawei’s latest EMUI 5.0 which was in process of being beta tested for the last two months. Launched with company’s flagship, Mate 9, EMUI in itself is a pretty solid upgrade from EMUI 4.1 on which Honor 6X runs. The new version brings the much-needed app drawer and Huawei claims that EMUI 5.0 learns on its own. The new OS skin will adapt your usage habits and try to deliver all the functionalities in the least time possible.
Besides, Android Nougat updatebrings its native features such as split-screen multiwindow, enhanced notification panel, doze on the go for battery, screen dpi customisations, improved recent menu etc.
Lastly, to brief out the specifications, the device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI v4.1 on top. Other than that, it comes with a 5.5-inch (1080×1920 pixels) full-HD IPS display with 2.5D curved glass protection. On the inside, the device is powered by a Kirin 655 octa-core (4 cores at 2.1GHz + 4 cores at 1.7GHz) chipset with Mali-T830MP2 GPU paired with 3GB RAM + 32GB internal storage or 4GB RAM + 64GB internal storage. In both the cases, the internal storage is expandable via microSD card.
Coming to the optics, which is the highlight of this device, the Honor 6X sports a dual-camera setup at the back with a combination of a 12-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel sensor. The set up comes with phase detection autofocus (PDAF), LED flash etc. At the front, there is an 8-megapxel sensor for selfies. The rear camera setup on the Honor 6X is more like the one we saw in HTC One M8. The set up lets you dig into and play with shallow depth of field and one can change the focus of an image post clicking it. For the juice, there is a 3340 mAh battery inside.