Honor 6A: The basic range of the signature dresses metal and premiere fingerprint reader

In mid-June last year, Honor announced Honor 5A in China, the simplest smartphone in its range.

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It has not yet been a year since its arrival but the Huawei sub-brand has not wanted to wait any longer and today they have unveiled their successor, Honor 6A.

The Honor 6A returns to place in that first step of the catalog of the mark but brings many changes with respect to the previous model. Among them, we find a more compact screen, a simpler processor and a new design that is dressed in metal. We tell you all about Honor 6A.

Compact design with metal suit and fingerprint reader

As we have already anticipated, the design is one of the changes that the Honor Line A undergo, both in terms of size and materials. The terminal leaves the diagonal of 5.5 inches that we saw in the first model and opts for a manageable 5 inches.

In addition to being an advantage from the point of view of the one-handed operation, as it maintains the same HD resolution, the reduction makes the pixel density increase to 294 dpi.

If you look at the external appearance, the Honor 6A has a rather traditional design, with rounded corners and a prominent front frame, especially if we consider that the fingerprint reader, one of the highlights of this Delivery, has been placed on the back.

Speaking of the rear, now part of the casing is made of aluminum and not plastic as happened in Honor 5A. However, the upper and lower areas – where the antenna goes – are still plastic.

Honor 6A: technical specifications

If we raise the bonnet of Honor 6A we find a Snapdragon 430 processor, simpler than the Snapdragon 617 that rode Honor 5A last year. The memory stays the same in the basic version with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage expandable with MicroSD, but there is also a variant with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB.

In the software section, we have EMUI in version 5.1 over Android 7.0 Nougat, while the cameras are 13 megapixels for the back and 5 megapixels the front. The battery closes the list of specifications with a capacity of 3,020 mAh (Honor 5A offers 3,100 mAh).

  • DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT: 143.7 x 70.95 x 8.2 mm and 143 g
  • SCREEN: IPS 5 inches, HD 1,280 x 720 pixels  294 dpi
  • PROCESSOR: Snapdragon 430 octa-core 1.4 / 1.1 GHz, Adreno 505
  • RAM: 2/3 GB
  • MEMORY: 16/32 GB + 128GB MicroSD
  • CAMERAS:  Rear: 13 MP, HDR, LED flash – Front: 5 MP, beauty mode
  • CONNECTIVITY: LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, microUSB. Minijack, fingerprint reader
  • SOFTWARE: Android 7.0 + EMUI 5.1
  • BATTERY: 3.020 mAh

Honor 6A, price and availability

Honor has confirmed that Honor 6A will hit the stores in June at a price of 103 euros in the 2GB version of RAM, while the variant with 3GB of RAM will rise to 128 euros. Available colors will be gold, rose gold, silver and blue.

However, just like the previous model, Honor 6A has been announced in China and at the moment there are no clues that it will get to leave its borders.