Believe it or not, Huawei, which is probably still a name US mobile consumers mostly associate with low-end devices, has difficulty fending off budget-focused domestic rivals. Particularly one or two specialized in offline sales and promotions.
Since the Honor sub-brand appears to retain its online exclusivity, the world’s third and China’s third most popular smartphone vendor is taking the time before unveiling the high-end Mate 9 to more discreetly launch a far humbler Enjoy 6.
This clearly goes after a number of sub-$200 Xiaomi, OPPO and Meizu products, accommodating familiar features for the price range. You have your generous 3GB RAM, large 4,100 mAh battery, respectable 13 and 5MP cameras, expandable 16GB internal storage, and even a rear-positioned circular fingerprint reader.
What’s not too hot about the Huawei Enjoy 6 is the 5-inch 720p display, metal-resembling polycarbonate build, and octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor. But hey, compromises were obligatory to be able to sell this on Chinese shores at roughly $190 (1,300 Yuan) in gold, gray, white, pink and blue, starting November 1, pre-loaded Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 4G LTE connectivity, svelte 7.9mm figure, dual SIM and all.