Huawei is apparently prepping to roll out the Android 7 Nougat update to its most affordable dual-camera equipped smartphone, the Honor 6X. The Nougat update for the mid-range device is targeted to be released in March, along with EMUI 5, the current version of Huawei’s proprietary overlay.
Huawei GR5 2017
- 2.1GHz Kirin 655 octa-core processor
- 3GB of RAM
- 5.5-inch full HD IPS display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 32GB of expandable storage
- 12-megapixel rear camera with 2-megapixel secondary camera
- 8-megapixel front camera
- Dual SIM
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner
- 3,340mAh battery
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow, EMUI 4.1
This almost certainly means that the Mate 9 Lite and the GR5 2017 will also be getting the sweet, sweet taste of Android Nougat, since they’re essentially the same phones anyway, naming conventions (and regional strategies) be damned.
If the GR5 2017 gets the Nougat and EMUI 5 update, it’ll be fixing one of the biggest complaints that we had with the phone – namely the bland and uninspiring UI. Android Nougat brings a lot of new things to the table, which includes better Doze implementation (which should result in even better battery endurance), better notification management and more.
You can read our original review of the GR5 2017 here.