This 6 Plus Smartphone is From Honor, Not Apple

By Gerald Lynch on at

A new 6 Plus smartphone has been revealed today, and though its name sounds familiar, it's got nothing to do with Apple's latest Jesus Phone. The latest from Huawei spin-off brand Honor, it's a dead ringer for a last-gen iPhone, albeit running Android Lollipop blown up to 5.5-inches.

It's the slightly-larger successor to the Honor 6, which sat at 5-inches -- hence the "Plus" moniker. Nothing to do with Apple at all, see?

The Honor 6 Plus makes use of a 1080p display, powdered by Huawei's Kirin 925 Octa-Core chip, backed by 3GB of RAM. Available in 16GB and 32GB sizes, it has NFC connectivity, a 3,600mAh battery and both front-and-rear 8MP cameras, perfect for siege-snapping-selfie shooters. Going by its Chinese pricing, the 4G version is set to retail for around £260 (a 3G-only, NFC-lacking 16GB option converts to roughly £203), but as yet no UK release date has been revealed. [Engadget]