CES 2017 Honor Double Or Nothing Live Blogby Ian Cutress & Joshua Ho on January 3, 2017 8:58 AM EST
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04:46PM EST - We're here at Honor's CES event, Double or Nothing
04:47PM EST - Double is referring to cameras
04:47PM EST - Ian on pictures, Josh on text
04:48PM EST - We have a group interview with George Zhao, CEO of Honor, later today. Submit your questions...
04:49PM EST - Event is set to start at 2pm
04:50PM EST - Venue is basically full
04:59PM EST - Funky guitar solo as we lead up to the start - very millennial.
05:00PM EST - Looks like the Honor 6X is getting announced here.
05:02PM EST - We don't really have video so I'll just settle by saying that there's a lot of epileptic video and bass
05:02PM EST - The Honor brand stands for those who are brave enough and bold enough to be themselves - MC on stage
05:03PM EST - George Zhao takes the stage
05:03PM EST - Last year they launched the Honor 5X here in the US
05:03PM EST - "100M fans and users worldwide"
05:04PM EST - "Honor 'net promoter score' on par with Apple in China"
05:05PM EST - "Our customers become Honor promoter"
05:05PM EST - Claims brand satisfaction is higher than Apple and Samsung
05:06PM EST - Claims Honor is the leading smartphone e-brand
05:07PM EST - "We studied the global young people"
05:08PM EST - Announcing Honor 6X
05:10PM EST - Discussing the various new things Honor have introduced
05:10PM EST - Dual camera, smart key, octa-core with LTE cat 6
05:11PM EST - "We are glad iPhone 7 Plus has dual camera"
05:12PM EST - During Chinese Black Friday, 320M in sales, 40% increase from last year
05:13PM EST - Note
05:14PM EST - 11M Honor 5X sold globally
05:14PM EST - 1.5M Honor 8 sold in 50 days
05:15PM EST - Best selling phone during Black Friday for Amazon Germany, 15k sold in US, etc
05:17PM EST - Honor 6X "Double or Nothing"
05:18PM EST - Dual camera, fingerprint reader, looks to be aluminum unibody sandblasted finish, microUSB 2 still
05:19PM EST - "Bezier curve-inspired design"
05:20PM EST - Front glass is 2.5D curved glass as is popular in smartphone design right now
05:20PM EST - Three colors gold, silver, gray
05:22PM EST - Dual lens is 12MP, 2MP, 6P lenses, PDAF
05:24PM EST - They're showing a demo photo with some obvious defects in how it's being blurred...
05:25PM EST - 12MP sensor is 1.25 micron pixel size
05:26PM EST - Camera has f/2.2 aperture it looks like
05:29PM EST - Honor 6X will be able to use a "Honor Tripod Selfie Stick".
05:30PM EST - 3/4GB RAM
05:31PM EST - 32/64GB eMMC 5.1
05:31PM EST - MicroSD, dual SIM
05:31PM EST - Kirin 655 16nm octa-core
05:31PM EST - Claim 65% performance increase over 5X
05:31PM EST - "Smart file system"
05:32PM EST - This is shared with Mate 9
05:33PM EST - Claiming that their app launch performance is better than the competition
05:33PM EST - 5.5" FHD display
05:34PM EST - Advertising CABC and what seems to be saturation boost in video
05:35PM EST - Night mode to reduce color temperature and reduce brightness of the display
05:35PM EST - This is carried over from Mate9, seems to be an EmUI feature
05:36PM EST - "Wi-Fi Bridge"
05:36PM EST - So the Honor 6X acts as a WiFi repeater to try and extend coverage
05:37PM EST - Up to 4 devices can connect to the Honor 6X
05:37PM EST - Standard EmotionUI features like split screen, screen recording, and scroll capture
05:39PM EST - 3340 mAh battery, 680 Wh/L power density
05:39PM EST - 500 charging cycles supported, won't catch fire apparently
05:41PM EST - Low voltage backlight, Apical-style CABC for sunlight visibility
05:41PM EST - I5 coprocessor for step counting and other low power background tasks
05:43PM EST - Battery life claimed is roughly comparable to iPhone 6s Plus, 2.15 vs 2.08 days of use.
05:46PM EST - Process is probably 16FFC to meet cost targets
05:46PM EST - 3/32 SKU is 250 USD, 4/64 SKU is 300 USD
05:48PM EST - That's a wrap
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Narrlok - Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - linkA bit confused by their branding, larger screen but slightly worse specs than the Honor 8. Is the idea that the "X" suffix stands for separate line of phones with larger screens (5.5" vs 5.2") compared to their standard "Honor" models?
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