Huawei Honor 6X set to debut on 18 October

Honor 5X's successor looks good on paper

The Honor 8 was only recently announced but Huawei's already prepped a new phone for market, a successor to the Honor 5X.

Invites have already been sent out for the launch of the Honor 6X, happening in China 18 October.

An overall upgrade

While the Honor 5X did get plenty of good reviews, especially for its pretty good price-to-performance ratio, the Honor 6X is a very good bump in specs. The TENAA listing shows the same 5.5in size display, which is Full HD while the processor will be a Kirin 650.

RAM-wise, the phone will come with 3GB as well as 32GB of flash storage. The battery is pretty generous at 3340mAh and this time, the Honor 6X will also come with a dual-camera setup. Think 12MP rear and a 2MP secondary rear camera. For selfies, there's a generous 8MP front camera.

Price-wise, this is likely going to be a budget version for those who might find the Honor 8, great as it is, a little out of their respective budgets. If it follows in the lead of the Honor 5X it looks like a pretty decent midrange phone - not likely to set speed records but will probably satisfy users who want a decent camera experience and specs without having to spend too much.

Pricing and global availability has yet to be determined but if it follows Huawei's usual track record expect the phone to be released in this region before end of the year, possibly by the time end-year holiday shopping begins.