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CES 2017: A few tech vendors jump the gun


NewsHubThese days, however, a few companies are jumping the gun and offering previews of some of the products they are planning to introduce during CES. For example, Huawei today had an early afternoon press conference at which they introduced their mid-level Honor 6X phone, an update to the Honor 5X that they offered last year. One of the big draws of the 6X, besides its extremely reasonable $250 price, is the fact that it has two rear-facing cameras, a 12-megapixel and a 2-megapixel, one directly under the other.
The advantage to that? A “wide-aperture” mode that allows you to have the subject of your photo in sharp contrast, while the background is softer and less obvious. The phone also offers a 5.5-in. full-HD IPS display, a fingerprint sensor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (with a microSD slot for additional storage), and, perhaps unfortunately, Huawei’s EMUI overlay on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The phone goes on sale January 4th; we will have a long-term review within the next couple of weeks.

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