Following in the footsteps of the higher-end Honor 6 Plus, Huawei’s Honor 4X is on its way to the UK too. In this case we haven’t heard about an operator partner yet, but the Honor 4X should be up for grabs in the UK sometime in the second quarter of the year – so between April and June.
A more specific release time frame isn’t available at this point, but we do have pricing information. In SIM-free and unlocked form, the Honor 4X will be offered for just £149.99.
The phone will be identical to the model of the same name that’s already selling in China, save for one important difference. In the UK, the Honor 4X will be powered by Huawei’s own 64-bit HiSilicon Kirin 620 SoC, coming with a 1.2 GHz octa-core CPU and Mali 450 MP4 GPU. This replaces the Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 part found in the Honor 4X in China.
It’s unclear what prompted the swap, but in terms of performance there shouldn’t be a penalty. Both CPUs have Cortex-A53 cores, the clock speed is the same, Huawei’s SoC just comes with eight cores compared to four for the Snapdragon.
Otherwise, you’ll still find the same 5.5-inch 720p touchscreen inside the Honor 4X, along with the 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, 5 MP front snapper, 2GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage (expandable via microSD), dual-SIM dual-standby functionality, 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and the 3,000 mAh battery.
The Honor 4X will run Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box (with Emotion UI 3.0 on top), but Huawei is promising a Lollipop update for the handset this summer.