Huawei announces all metal 5.5" honor 5X to be sold in the US for $199 from Jan 31

Huawei announced today at CES that its eBrand spin-off company 'Honor' has unveiled the honor 5X for sale in the United States from the end of January. You may remember back in May when we reviewed the Honor 6 Plus, and called it "the best phone you've probably never heard of." due to its decent specs and sharp pricing, the honor 5X is no different.

Coming in at $199, the phone offers the following specifications:

  • 1.5GHz octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor
  • 5.5-inch IPS LCD display 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of on-board storage, and microSD expansion up to 128GB.
  • 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera
  • 3000mAh battery (740 hours of standby time)
  • Android 5.1

Also around the back you'll find a fingerprint sensor that Huawei claims to boast a "0.5-second unlocking time." It certainly looks like the margin on features and quality are shrinking, with premium internals at a relatively low price point.

Although the press release states that the honor 5X will be available in three colors – gold, silver and grey – via Amazon.com, Newegg.com and HiHonor.com/us for $199.99 from January 31, it can already be ordered from $232 on Amazon in the US if you don't want to wait until then.

Source: CES 2016 Press Release | Image via Huawei

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