Affordable metal-clad Huawei Honor 5X makes its official debut

We’ve heard about the Huawei Honor 5X from past leaks, and now the device has just made its official debut. It is an affordable device that is clad in metal and features a fingerprint scanner.

Huawei Honor 5X now official

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Initially, the Huawei Honor 5X will only be available in China, but it could be sold in other markets in the near future. Huawei is yet to announce if it is planning to launch the device in other markets outside of China.

Specs-wise, the Huawei Hoinor 5X sports a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD). Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC (octa-core processor with four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.5 GHz and four more cores clocked at 1.2 GHz). There are two versions of the device – one with 2 GB of RAM and the other with 3 GB of RAM. It features 16 GB of internal storage. If this isn’t enough, users can always make use of a microSD card (up to 128 GB). In the photography department, the phablet sports a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.0 lens and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for snapping selfies and video chat. To keep the lights on, it features a 3,000 mAh battery. It measures 151.3 x 76.3 x 7.9 mm and weighs in at 158 g. It runs Android 5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box with Huawei’s EMUI slapped on top.

Despite being an affordable device, the Huawei Honor 5X is clad in metal and features a fingerprint scanner. According to Huawei, the device’s fingerprint scanner (found underneath the rear-facing camera) can read your fingerprint and unlock the device with just one tap. Additionally, to provide a more comfortable grip, the device is slightly curved at the back.

As for the device’s release date in China, it is now available for pre-order. The version of the device with 2 GB of RAM will set buyers back 999¥ (around £102), while the version with 3 GB of RAM costs 1399¥ (around £143). Again, it is yet to be determined if the Huawei Honor 5X will be available in other markets, including the UK.

Want to know if the Huawei Honor 5X will be available in the UK? Keep it here at Phones LTD for further updates.

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