Lately we’ve been hearing a lot of things about Huawei’s upcoming flagship phone, like it will be an “expensive, stunning device” and that it will be powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 920 SoC which allegedly bests even the Snapdragon 805.
We’ve also seen what was claimed to be the smartphone in all its glory (pun intended), featuring a fingerprint sensor and sleek design, and an AnTuTu database entry which was thought to spill the beans regarding the Honor 6 / Glory 6 raw hardware specs, weeks before its announcement.
Well, now that Huawei just unveiled its latest creation, it’s time to see if the above-mentioned rumors and leaks have been accurate or not, and what other surprises (if any) the manufacturer has prepared for us. Join us after the break.
The Huwaei Glory 6 / Honor 6 features a 5-inch screen made by JDI (1080p resolution), which accounts for 75.7% of its entire surface. It also has very thin bezels – 2.86 mm. Of course, Huawei couldn’t resist to compare its new comer to the Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5S. Take a look.
The smartphone is built on an aluminum alloy structure, which according to Huawei keeps the overall temperature temperature cooler with 4-6 degrees Celsius.
As expected, the SoC powering the smartphone is Huawei’s own Kirin 920 chipset, which comes with a big.LITTLE architecture (4 Cortex A15 cores coupled with 4 Cortex A7 cores), supports CAT 6 LTE (up to 300 Mbps, in theory) and incorporates a Mali T628 GPU (also on Samsung’s Exynos 5 Octa chipsets – Galaxy S4, Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition and so on).
After showing a chart according to which the Huawei Kirin 920 silicon can go head to head with the Snapdragon 805, the company’s spokesperson claimed that the SoC’s performance is not everything people should be concerned with, and that there are other key elements to consider, like the actual user experience, stability, heat dissipation and power consumption.
The Huawei Glory 6 will also come with 3GB of RAM on board and with 16 or 32 GB of local storage (expandable via MicroSD).
During the presentation, Huawei claimed that its smartphone’s power saving features are way better than Samsung Galaxy S5’s and iPhone 5S’.
In the camera department, the smartphone comes with a 13MP main camera coupled with a 5MP front facing sensor.
The smartphone will ship with Android 4.4.2 on-board with Huawei’s EMUI 2.3 skin on top.
As far as pricing goes, the Honor 3 will be priced at 1999 Yuan (~$321) – the 16 GB version – and 2299 Yuan (~$369) – the 32 GB model. In China, the smartphone will be released on the 1st of July. There is no word yet about international availability.
We will keep updating this article as soon as Huawei announces new details about the Glory 6. In the meantime let us know what do you think so far. An alternative to Samsung Galaxy S5 and/or the iPhone 5S?
UPDATE: Here are some pics with the device
Pics courtesy of Sina.Tech (you can find more by hitting the link)