Its been a long time coming and it seems that Huawei will finally launch the Honor 5X later this month. All rumors and even the event invite points to the company introducing the follow up to the Honor 4X that was very well received by the audience.
Ahead of the launch we decided to put down our thoughts towards why we feel that the handset has the potential to not just be a popular device but also be capable of holding its own against the competition. First impressions matter and with a metal build, the phone stands out against most of the plastic wielding devices. Made of aircraft grade aluminum and a magnesium alloy, the phone should be able to withstand the rigors of daily use very easily. Moving ahead, the fingerprint scanner has fast become an integral security feature of the phone and we expect to see Huawei providing interesting alternate uses for this via the software case in point being a camera shutter key.
Huawei Honor 5X specifications
- 5.5-inch (1080 x 1920 pixels) Full HD IPS display
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 (MSM8939) (4×1.5GHz + 4×1.2GHz) processor with Adreno 405 GPU
- 3GB RAM / 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Dual SIM (micro + nano)
- Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with EMUI 3.1
- 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, Sony / Samsung sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 28mm wide-angle 5P lens
- 5MP front-facing camera, f/2.4 aperture, 22mm wide-angle lens, 1.4 micron pixel size
- Dimensions: 151.3×76.3×8.15mm; Weight: 158g
- Fingerprint sensor, Box speakers with Smart PA audio chip
- 4G LTE / 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
- 3000mAh battery
The specifications of the upcoming handset are already known and its easy for us to get an idea of the performance to expect. With a Snapdragon 616 processor and Adreno 405 GPU, the Honor 5X is poised to deliver solid performance in its category. Another area where we expect to see the handset delivering tough competition is in terms of photography capabilities with its 13MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture and 28mm wide angle lens. There’s also a 5MP front facing with a 22m wide angle lens.
With a background in making networking hardware, Huawei’s phones have always had excellent RF performance. We expect to see the same and more with the 5x. All in all, we are quite excited to see the launch of the Honor 5X later this month and expect to see it become a formidable competitor in the very lucrative Indian smartphone market.
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