Announcement. Honor Play 6C - cheap 5G smartphone for China

Photo Announcement. Honor Play 6C - cheap 5G smartphone for China

Honor has unveiled a low-cost 5G smartphone in its native China called Honor Play 6C (in the original, the name is written in hieroglyphs - 荣耀Play6C).

The newcomer can be conditionally considered an update of another purely Chinese device Honor Play 30. The screen refresh rate has increased, charging has accelerated, some kind of auxiliary camera and a fingerprint scanner have appeared. This is where the list of differences ends. Formally, smartphones look somewhat different. In fact, the weight and dimensions of their cases are the same up toLei millimeter.

Honor Play 30

The chipset is called Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 Pro. (The Honor Play 30 formally has a different chip, Qualcomm Snapdragon 480+, but I have strong suspicions that this is the same). In AnTuTu, we are waiting for around three hundred thousand points.

Memory. 6 or 8 GB RAM, 128 GB permanent. There is support for memory cards, but the slot is hybrid.

Low resolution screen, only 720x1600 (270 ppi). The refresh rate is slightly increased - up to 90 Hz. Diagonal standard, 6.5" (102 cm²).

The battery is capacious, 5000 mAh, charging speed is 22.5 W.

We don't expect anything good from the cameras. 5 MPfront and 13 MP plus something incomprehensible auxiliary rear. Depth sensor, most likely.

What's good is dual-band Wi-Fi, Type-C, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

What's bad is that there is no NFC module.

The price is low. ¥1099 (₽9440, $154) and ¥1299 (₽11200, $182) for 6+128GB and 8+128GB respectively.

Honor Play 6C (荣耀Play6C) Key Features:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.52", 103 cm², 720x1600, 269 ppi, 90 Hz, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch 10 touches HardwareQualcomm Snapdragon 480 Pro
2.2 GHz, 2 x Kryo 460 (Cortex-A76), 6 x Kryo 460 (Cortex-A55), Adreno 619 Memory RAM 6-8 GB, ROM 128 GB, Micro-SD ,hybrid slot Mobile Internet5G
EDGE Mobile networks5G
GSM Li-Pol battery, 5000 mAh, 22.50 W fast charge, 22.5 W charger included Dimensions163.66 x 75.13 x 8.68 mm Weight194 g Rear camera: dual, flash, autofocus
- 13 MP, f/1.8
— ?? MP
front camera: 5 MP, f/2.2, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OS Android 11, MagicUI 5.0 SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, Proximity, Ambient Light, Fingerprint Scanner (side) USBType-C v2.0, no USB-OTG

I am from Mumbai, India. I write about gadgets and novelties of mobile phones. My profession is a telecommunications engineer.