According to a new leak, Huawei plans to add a new affordable Android smartphone to its lineup under the Honor sub-brand. To be dubbed the Honor 6S, the smartphone is expected to be a more affordable sibling of the Honor 6X launched earlier this year.
As can be clearly seen in the leaked renders above, the Honor 6S looks almost identical to the Honor 6X, save for the lack of a dual camera setup at the back. As for specs, the only info revealed by the source of the leak is that it will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset under the hood. The Honor 6X, if you remember, is powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 655 mid-range SoC. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 is a 64-bit octa-core chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz, based on the ARM Cortex-A53 architecture. It integrates the Adreno 505 GPU and the Snapdragon X9 LTE modem with support for Cat 7 downlink speeds of up to 300Mbps.
The switch to the Snapdragon 435 SoC, a single camera solution at the back, and a few other spec downgrades should allow Huawei to price the Honor 6S around the $120 mark. It is expected to go on sale in China and perhaps a few other markets in Asia next month. We should see some more leaks show up before the smartphone is made official.