Honor’s newly announced Honor 6X handset is to be stocked exclusively on the high street by Three from the end of January onwards, continuing the retailer’s exclusive agreement with the Brand.
The new device costs £224.99 and proudly boasts its status as the world’s first dual rear camera smartphone for under £250, alongside a Phablet sized 5.5 inch screen and an inbuilt Wi-Fi extender.
The rear camera set up includes one 12MP camera and one 2MP camera, which Honor states to deliver ‘professional-looking photography.’
Brendan Arndt, lead products manager at Three UK told Mobile, 'We are extremely pleased to be continuing our exclusive UK network partnership with Honor for 2017. Since we first introduced Honor into our stores back in April 2014, the brand has gone from strength to strength and it’s been a great addition to our portfolio.
'When we have customers walk in-store looking for a mid-range device and they see the Honor handset, it’s often the perfect choice with its high-end look and feel as well as some great features. The newest addition, the Honor 6X, is no exception and is also 4G Super-Voice (VoLTE) compatible for the first time. We’ve had some great feedback on the customer experience, so overall it made sense to us to continue to range this brand as it’s become very popular.'
Wilkin Lee, Honor UK sales and marketing manager said, ‘We’ve created theHonor 6X for digitally savvy millennials who live by a philosophy of ‘double or nothing.’ Coupling strong performance with revolutionary a display, extended battery life and photographic innovation, we’ve delivered a handset that has a very affordable price tag without compromising on quality.’
‘The Honor 6X device is certainly a strong contender for the flagship title in the mid-range smartphone category this year, and we’re proud to be kicking-off 2017 with its launch at CES.’
In line with Huawei’s strategy of increase the average price of units sold, the price of the 6X represents an increase from its predecessor, the Honor 5X, which cost £189.99 at launch. The pricing of the new device is nearly identical to the launch pricing of Honor's top device, the Honor 8.
Three’s decision to continue to exclusively stock the Huawei sub brand follows their partnership last year which saw their collaboration on the sale of Honor’s Honor 8, Honor 7, Honor 5C and Honor 5X handsets. Huawei also struck up an exclusivity agreement elsewhere in November, with their nova and nova plus devices only available at Carphone Warehouse.
The Honor 6X is available immediately through Amazon and Huawei and Honor’s vMall online sales site.