Huawei has launched the new Honor 5X smartphone in China. The handset comes in two variants, one with 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM, being priced at CNY 999 (roughly $157) and CNY 1,399 (roughly $220) respectively. For the time being the smartphone is available only for Chinese customers, and we don’t have information with regards to its international availability.


The new handset features a 5.5-inch full-HD IPS display with a 1080×1920 pixels resolution. On the inside there’s a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC with four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.2GHz along with Adreno 405 GPU. As we already said, there are two versions of the device, with the single difference being in the increased RAM.

The device is dual-SIM capable, featuring Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM, and has dual-4G standby support, as well. The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1 skin on top. It has 16GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded via a MicroSD card up to 128GB. The device is  7.9mm thick and weighs 158 grams.


On the imaging department, the handset sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 28mm wide-angle lens, 5P lens, and Blue Glass IR filter. The 5-megapixel front-facing camera comes with a f/2.2 aperture, 22mm wide-angle, 4P Lens, Blue Glass filter and a shooting range of 88 degrees.

A 3000mAh battery is powering the device, said to deliver up to 1.46 days of regular usage time and up to 1.01 days of heavy usage time. There’s also support for the recently announced Quick Charge 3.0, which can charge up to 50 percent battery in 30 minutes. Furthermore, the smartphone features a fingerprint sensor powered by Huawei’s own ‘Fingerprint 2.0’ technology. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the rear panel below the camera and it’s said to unlock the handset in as little as 0.5 seconds.

On the connectivity side, it comes with Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, GPS, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and 4G LTE (FDD and TDD). The smartphone will be available in Silver and Gold color options.

This is yet another great device from Huawei, but the downside is that the rest of the world will have to import it via re-sellers, thus paying a bigger price than what Chinese customers are going to pay for it.


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