Huawei unveils the Honor 5X smartphone in China
The Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has announced the new Honor 5X smartphone. The device has an all-metallic chassis and sits above the already announced Honor 4X but even then the new Honor 5X is a mid-range device.
The Honor 5X smartphone offers a 5.5-inch display at 1080p resolution as well as a speedy Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 processor with four 64-bit Cortex-A53 cores at 1.7 GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.2 GHz. The smartphone has Adreno 405 graphics inside the Snapdragon chip as well as 16 GB of on-board internal memory that can be expanded via a microSD card slot. The Honor 5X will be available in two versions – the first one has 2 GB of RAM, while the second version has 3 GB of RAM. In the back the smartphone has a fingerprint sensor that features Huawei’s latest sensor technology that allows users to unlock the phone in just 0.4 seconds. There’s a 13 MP camera above the fingerprint reader and it has dual LED flash; up front the Honor 5X has a 5 MP selfie camera. The handset also has support for LTE and a dual-SIM version is also in the works. Finally we have a 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 technology that allows the battery to charge to 50 per cent in just 30 minutes.
The Honor 5X sells for USD 157 for the 2 GB version and for USD 220 for the 3 GB model.