Chinese smartphone maker Huawei just took the wraps off its latest Android phone, and it looks awfully familiar
The new Honor 6 Plus, a follow-up to the company’s Honor 6 phone, comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p screen — just like Apple’s similarly-named iPhone 6 Plus.
There’s noticeable resemblance in terms of design, too. Take a look at the Huawei Honor 6 Plus below. It features similarly-sized bezels above and below the screen just like the iPhone, and the main difference appears to be the lack of a home button.
It also comes in black, gold, and white/silver — just like the iPhone 6 Plus.
Now here’s the iPhone 6 Plus for comparison’s sake.
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Although the two phones look alike, there are some significant differences when you look at other hardware aspects. While they both come with 8-megapixel main cameras, the new Huawei phone uses a dual lens on its camera like the HTC One M8 so that you can re-focus images after they’ve been captured.
The Honor 6 Plus also has a larger battery than the iPhone 6 Plus and an octa-core processor (i.e. eight cores instead of four like the iPhone 6 Plus). This means the processor should be able to handle more tasks at once since it has more cores.
There’s also a dramatic difference in price: Huawei’s 6 Plus will only cost $320 unsubsidized, according to Engadget, while the iPhone 6 Plus starts at $650.
It’s unclear whether or not the Honor 6 Plus will come to the company’s US store, however, but it’s likely to launch overseas first since Huawei is new to the US smartphone market.