Huawei’s twin-lens telephone allows you to get artsy, shoot at midnight

Huawei's dual-lens phone lets you get artsy, shoot in the dark

Judging by Huawei’s newest smartphone unveiled in Beijing immediately, it appears like somebody has taken a leaf out of HTC’s. The Honor 6 Plus — a comply with-as much as the fairly priced Honor 6 — is all about its twin rear eight-megapixel cameras, which declare to spice up the efficient pixel measurement to 1.ninety eight microns for improved sensitivity and thus cleaner pictures. By comparability, this virtually matches HTC’s 2-micron UltraPixels. And just like HTC’s Duo Digital camera function, Huawei’s twin-lens setup permits you to refocus the captured pictures, regulate their aperture (you’ll be able to go from f/zero.ninety five all the best way to f/sixteen) and apply enjoyable filters like tilt shift, sketch and comics. Even the entrance-dealing with digital camera has an eight-megapixel decision to provide the “888” blessing (it implies “triple the fortune” in Chinese language), together with the standard beautification function for photographs and movies — each recording and stay chat.

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Huawei Honor 6 Plus launch

Regardless of stuffing three eight-megapixel cameras into the telephone, Huawei did not make a lot compromise elsewhere. No less than that is the case on paper, anyway. The metallic system comes with a vibrant 5.5-inch 1080p JDI adverse LCD, Huawei’s personal Kirin 925 octa-core chipset, a low-energy I3 coprocessor (for health monitoring), 3GB of RAM, as much as 32GB of inner storage, a three,600 mAH battery, NFC, TD/FDD-LTE Cat 6 connectivity and twin-SIM slots — one in every of which doubles as a microSD tray, supporting as much as 128GB of enlargement. Like its current sibling units, the Honor 6 Plus has an infrared transmitter to allow you to management your TV, Hello-Fi system and air conditioner. Simply to provide its competitor a fast jab, Huawei identified that its newest telephone is lighter, runs cooler, has much less bezel area and but has extra battery juice than Apple’s equally-named iPhone 6 Plus.

Huawei's dual-lens phone lets you get artsy, shoot in the dark

On the software program aspect, the Honor 6 Plus runs on a closely-custom-made EMUI three.zero Android ROM which has some nifty options, particularly for when the display is off. For instance, you possibly can double-click on the quantity-down button to immediately take a photograph; double-click on quantity-as much as begin recording a voice memo (nice for us tech reporters); and draw customized gestures to set off your required apps.

As a part of the package deal, Huawei is providing 100GB of lifetime cloud storage, free entry to over eight million WiFi hotspots globally (7 million of which in China) and the corporate’s personal SoftSIM knowledge roaming subscription service (about eighty cents per 20MB or about $four.5 per day; commencing in 2015 Q1) to Honor 6 Plus customers. Alas, these providers are possible restricted to customers in China.

As earlier than, pricing is not a priority right here. The Honor 6 Plus will are available two editions: the 16GB, 3G-solely and NFC-much less model will value simply CN¥1,999 or about $320 unsubsidized, and you will get it in both black or white; whereas the 4G premium version will value CN¥2,499 or about $four hundred, and also you get a further gold shade choice.

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