Last month, Huawei Mobile introduced a new addition to its Honor sub-brand in the shape of the Honor 6X. Now it appears the Chinese OEM is looking to broaden options even further with an even more affordable variant of the handset. It will likely be called the Honor 6S and is said to cost around $120 or $130.

Huawei Honor 6S

According to the leaked images, the Honor 6S features a single rear camera – unlike the dual rear camera setup on the Honor 6S. According to an AndroidSoul report, the Honor 6S will carry forward the 5.5-inch Full HD display of the Honor 6X, and will also feature 4G VoLTE support, a 3300 mAh battery, a hybrid SIM slow and running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

As for the chipset, the rumor does also mention a Snapdragon 435 SoC. It is one of the chips that came along with the Snapdragon 625, in Qualcomm's refresh earlier this year. Sadly, unlike the latter model, the 435 isn't based on a 14nm process, but rather on an older 28nm one. That means less power efficiency can be expected out of the eight Cortex-A53 cores.

Honor 6X comes in three variants – 3GB RAM/32GB ROM, 4GB RAM/32GB ROM and 4GB/64GB ROM. It features a 12MP + 2MP rear camera with LED flash and phase detection auto-focus, along with an 8MP front camera. It is backed by a 3,340 mAh battery.

Huawei has been climbing the smartphone shipments ladder on an aggressive note lately. E.g: Huawei Mate 9, Huawei P9, Huawei Honor 8 etc.The company is currently the leader in Chinese smartphone market and globally No 3 in terms of shipments and the latest announcements give a hint at company’s ambitions to grow the market share.