The phone is nearly identical to the Honor 6X that released in October but does not feature dual cameras on the back. It is powered by a Snapdragon 435 SoC featuring four 2.1GHz cores and four 1.7GHz cores, along with an Adreno 505 GPU and X9 LTE modem. In contrast, the Honor 6X features a mid-range Kirin 655 SoC with eight cores running at the same frequencies.
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While most of the remaining specs have yet to be revealed, it’s possible that the removal of a dual-camera setup may have been enough to reduce the costs from its higher-priced variant. Based on the leaked image, the display size might be cut down to 5 or 5.2-inches, while the rest should be the same including an 8-megapixel rear camera, microSD card slot, fingerprint reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Honor 6X features a non-removable 3,340mAh battery and the Honor 6S battery should be very similar in size.
Due to the Snapdragon 435, the device also supports Qualcomm’s QuickCharge 3.0 technology to draw up to 18W of power at lower voltages.
The Honor 6S is likely to be priced around $120 or $130 and sources suggest it will include Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed, as the company plans to release Android 7 updates for the Honor 5X and 6X in Q1 2017. The device is expected to be available in January 2017.