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