The team behind Honor have revealed their latest release of the Honor 6A smartphone. This device is made for those users around the world who’ve never wrapped their fingers around a smartphone before. It’s a basic smartphone, one with features that allow it to cost the bare minimum – and it does indeed seem to have a tripod selfie stick in its release documents, as it’ll be provided for free to all new vmall customers.
You may have seen this device before – it launched in some different markets a few weeks (or months) ago with similar specs. The version you’re seeing today is not exactly the same as the version shown in places like France in early July. This new version comes with the specifications you see below.
• 5.0 inch HD (1280×720) IPS, 2.5D glass front
• Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8937 Octa-Core (4x 1.2 GHz + 4x 1.0 GHz)
• 2GB RAM
• 16 GB internal storage
• microSD card slot for up to 128 GB additional storage
• Android 7 (Nougat) + EMUI 5.1
• 13 MP main camera
• 5 MP front camera
• 3.020 mAh battery
• Bluetooth 4.1
• LTE FDD:Cat4
• Dual Nano SIM or Nano SIM + microSD
What I’m interested in is the back-facing camera on this device, because it doesn’t seem especially low-level. I’d expect the camera – or both cameras – to be just basically OK with a device this inexpensive, but we’ll just have to wait and see. The specs on the camera seem to suggest otherwise: 0.3-second PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), 13-megapixels, single LED flash.
And – AND – there’s a free tripod selfie stick accessory that comes with the VMALL purchase of this device. When a device gets down to 150 quid, an accessory like that (generally around a tenner) might well make the difference in a purchase decision.
Those interested in this device in England can find the Honor 6A from the 31st July 2017 for a RRP of £149.99. Users can also find this device on PAYG for a RRP of £149.99, and it’ll be available on Three starting on August 4th.