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Huawei Honor 6 Plus is an iPhone Clone with a Few Clever Tricks

by Jacob Kleinman | December 17, 2014December 17, 2014 9:00 pm PDT

Huawei just announced the Honor 6 Plus, a super-sized version of the Honor 6 it unveiled back in June. Comparisons to the iPhone 6 Plus are pretty much unavoidable here thanks to Huawei’s choice of name and its design, but the Honor 6 Plus manages to pack in some extra hardware that may just give it an edge over Apple.

The new Android device comes equipped with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, an in-house octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, dual SIM card slots and a 3,600 mAh battery. It also offers an interesting dual-rear-camera setup, with a pair of 8-megapixel shooters that allow you to refocus your pictures after the fact—similar to Duo Camera on the HTC One (M8). As for software, the Huawei Honor 6 Plus runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat with the company’s own Emotion 3.0 UI on top.

From a design perspective, the Honor 6 Plus is pretty similar to the iPhone 6 Plus, though it also borrows some inspiration from earlier iPhone models. Huawei’s new smartphone features a glass-covered back and a metallic strip around the edges that CNET notes is actually made of plastic. It comes in black or white, though there’s no gold option.

The Honor 6 Plus is set to launch in China this week, starting at CNY 1,999 (roughly $320) for the 3G model or CNY 2,499 ($400) for a 4G LTE variant. Huawei hasn’t mentioned any plans for a global launch, though the device is already available to pre-order from Oppomart online for $429.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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