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Huawei Honor 6 goes on sale in UK hoping to rival the Nexus 6

Huawei’s premium Honor 6 smartphone has finally touched down in the UK, looking to take a bite out of the affordable flagship smartphone pie.

A couple of days ago, we reported that Huawei was planning to launch a device in the UK which distinctly resembled the Honor 6; the company’s flagship device that wowed the Asian markets with its high-spec and low price. It turns out that’s exactly what the Chinese manufacturer had in store. Consequently, the Huawei Honor 6 is now available in the UK for around £229, which is a great price for a device packing the sort of tech that this handset does.

Huawei Honor 6

In terms of design, the Huawei Honor 6 isn’t exactly ground-breaking, but beneath its generic exterior, the smartphone is equipped with 3GB RAM, a Kirin 920 octa-core chip which is capable of achieving 300Mbps download speeds via the Cat 6 4G radio, as well as a 13-megapixel primary camera and 5-megapixel front facing camera, which should deliver the highest-quality selfies possible (ahead of the HTC Desire EYE at least).

The device also has a 5-inch Full HD 1080P display and a 3100mAh battery which can keep things ticking over for up to two days without a charge. Seeing all of this in a device which is a little over £200 is quite remarkable and we’re curious to see how the build quality stands up to the great British public, we’re presuming that given previous Huawei devices, it’ll be pretty good though!

Oddly, the device won’t display any Huawei logos, with the company distancing itself from the standalone ‘Honor’ brand. Whether or not Huawei decides to release any other devices under the Honor umbrella remains to be seen, although with its top end device available at such a rock-bottom price, we can’t see why anyone would even opt for one of the lesser models.


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