Honor 6X Starts to Receive Android 7.0 Nougat Update with EMUI 5.0

Honor 6X

Huawei has finally started rolling out the Android Nougat update to the Honor 6X smartphone, as promised. The phone also gets the EMUI 5.0 update along with the latest Android OS.

The phone was unveiled at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in January. At the launch event of Honor 6X, Huawei had confirmed that the phone would be getting Android 7.0 Nougat and EMUI 5 by the second quarter of the year. The company has now successfully fulfilled its promise by beginning the rollout of Android 7.0 Nougat update with EMUI 5.0 starting from May 2.

Since the update rollout has started, it would be gradually coming to all the global users of Honor 6X by the end of this month. The EMUI 5.0 update is a major update over EMUI 4.1 as it carries design changes and new features. Its interface is white and has lots of black and blue colors as well instead of the teal colors available in the previous version.

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What’s New with EMUI 5.0?

The EMUI 5.0 also brings along an improved interface for the Camera app, a new app drawer, revamped notification bar and a new mode called “Eye comfort” that comforts the eyes by filtering the blue light emitted from the screen. App Twin is a new app on EMUI 5.0 that allows users to add launch two versions of the same app for accessing different accounts simultaneously.

The arrival of the update will show up as an automatic notification on Honor 6X handsets. If the update does not appear automatically, users can navigate manually to Settings > About Phone > Check for Updates. Since the update can consume a lot of data, it is advisable to install the update using a stable Wi-Fi connection.

The Honor 6X comes in gold, silver and gray colors and is priced at Rs. 12,999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version, while the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version costs Rs. 15,999.

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Honor 6X Specifications

Display5.5-inch FullHD (1080×1920) at 403ppi, IPS LCD Display
CameraRear – Dual 12 MP + 2 MP, 1/2.9" sensor size, 1.25 µm pixel size, Video- 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
Front- 8 MP, 1080p
ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 655
CPUOcta-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
Storage32/64 GB and expandable via microSD up to 128 GB
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3340mAh battery
Dimensions150.9 x 76.2 x 8.2 mm Weight- 162g
OSAndroid 6.0, Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1
ColorGray, Gold, Silver
PriceRs. 12,999 (3GB + 32GB)
Rs. 15,999 (4GB + 64GB)
Source: Android Central