Honor 5X Android phone announced: big screen, little price


Huawei made nice on their promise to make a big announcement at CES 2016. The company has officially revealed plans to launch their Honor brand here in the United States and it all begins with the Honor 5X.

The Honor 5X aims to deliver a premium smartphone in an affordable package, skipping the fluff for what they’re calling a “No Nonsense” smartphone. You’ll find that rings true with a quick read through the specs.

The Basics: Honor 5X Specs

  • 5.5-inch screen
  • 13MP camera
  • $199 Price

It’s a 5.5-inch 1080p metal beauty that sports a respectable 64-bit Octa-Core Quaclcomm Snapdragon 616 and 2GB of RAM. Other specs include 16GB of storage (with a microSD card for expansion), a 13 megpaixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, 3,000mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner. Connectivity comes in the form of WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.1, microUSB 2.0 and GPS/aGPS with GLONASS.

It’ll run Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box with Huawei’s EMUI 3.1 on top, and that comes with some nice benefits of its own. Video editing tools for the camera, app launching shortcuts using individual fingers on the fingerprint scanner and more offer up some pretty unique and robust functionality.

For more on the Honor 5X:

Stay tuned for Hands-on videos, first impressions, and more!

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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