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Huawei Honor 5X launches in China

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Smartphone maker, Huawei, has unleashed the Honor 5X smartphone which sports mid-range specifications in China.

The metal-clad smartphone, also known as the Honor Glory Play 5X, comes in two variants – one with 2 GB RAM and another with 3GB RAM. Both are priced at CNY 999 (roughly $157) and CNY 1,399 (roughly $220) respectively.

The Honor 5X is also available in a dual-SIM version (Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM) with dual-4G standby support and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with the EMUI 3.1 skin on top.

Huawei Honor 5X houses a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) resolution IPS display and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC with four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.2GHz along with Adreno 405 GPU.

The Honor 5X has 16 GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded via a MicroSD card up to 128GB. It is  also 7.9 mm thick, weighs 158 grams and is available in Silver and Gold color options.

The phone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash. This camera also has other features which include an f/2.0 aperture, a 28 mm wide-angle lens, a 5P lens, and a Blue Glass IR filter. These enable it to take crisp pictures at high qualities.

Its 5 megapixel front camera has an f/2.2 aperture, a 22 mm wide-angle, 4P Lens, Blue Glass filter and a shooting range of 88 degrees, making it suitable for selfies and video calling.

The new handset also comes with a 3000 mAh battery which is said to deliver up to 1.46 days of regular usage time and up to 1.01 days of heavy usage time.

Huawei Honor 5X also supports Quick Charge 3.0, which means the battery can be charged up to 50 percent in 30 minutes.

Furthermore, it 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 can unlock the handset in as little as 0.5 seconds.

Although the devices are now being sold in China, Huawei has not yet mentioned anything about their availability outside China yet.

This means the rest of the world, for the moment will have to import the Huawei smartphone via re-sellers, thus paying a bigger price than what it ordinarily costs.

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