The Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has announced the Honor 6, a high-end model that is squarely aimed at the the competition's flagship devices, such as Apple's iPhone 5s, the Samsung Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 or Sony Xperia Z2.

Mobile photographers will find the Honor 6's camera specification decent but not specifically groundbreaking. The Huawei uses the 13MP 1/3-inch IMX214 BSI CMOS sensor that we've also seen on the OnePlus One. The lens offers a fast F2.0 aperture but there is no talk of an optical image stabilization system. A dual-LED flash is also on board. At the front a 5MP unit provides plenty of pixels for self-portraits, an F2.4 aperture and wide 88 degree field of view. 

With only 6.5mm thickness and the bezels surrounding the 5-inch 1080p screen measuring less than 3mm the Honor 6 is a sleek-looking device and only weighs 135 grams. Inside the Android 4.4.2 OS and Huawei's Emotion UI are powered by Huawei's own Kirin 920 octa-core chipset, which in benchmark tests has scored higher than Qualcomm's current top-end chip, the Snapdragon 805. 

In terms of memory the Honor 6 offers 3GB of RAM and users can choose between 16 or 32GB of internal storage. There is also a microSD-card slot for those who need more space to store photos, music, video and other files. There is no word yet on pricing and availability.

Key Specification:

  • 13MP 1/3-inch Sony IMX214 BSI
  • F2.0 aperture 
  • 5MP / F2.4 front camera
  • 5-inch 1080p display 
  • Kirin 920 octa-core chipset (four Cortex-A15 cores and four Cortex-A7 cores)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16 or 32GB storage
  • microSD upport

Via: GSM Arena