Huawei has rolled out press invites to the upcoming launch event with the tagline – “Faster Better Stronger”. The invite hints that the company is expected to launch its first metallic phone – Huawei Honor 5X, successor to Honor 4X in India on 28 January, 2016.
Equipped with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS fully laminated display with screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, Huawei Honor 5X is powered by a 64-bit Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC coupled with PC-grade GPU. The handset comes equipped with a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandble up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
Huawei Honor 5X sports a 13MP Wide F2.0 aperture primary camera with LED flash support in addition to a 5MP front-facing snapper with an F2.4 aperture. The device also boasts new shooting modes like Food Mode, Time-lapse, Slow Motion Mode, Ultra Snapshot, Watermarks, Object Tracking, etc. and a SmartImage 3.0 image processor to ensure clarity in every single shot.
Honor 5X runs Android Lollipop on the top of Emotion UI (EMUI) 3.1. We expect an update to Android Marshmallow will be available by the end of Q1 2016.
Huawei Honor 5X features a second-generation FPC rim-free touch fingerprint sensor, which according to the company comes with 0.5 seconds unlocking time.
Connectivity-wise, the dual-SIM ( nano-SIM + micro-SIM), Honor 5X supports 4G LTE, standard Wi-Fi, GPS/GLONASS, A-GPS, Bluetooth 4.1 and a 3.5mm audio jack port.
A 3,000mAh battery fuels the smartphone, which company touts to deliver full day power backup on heavy use. The device comes integrated with SmartPower 3.0 technology with eight-point power saving plan to reduce power consumption by 30%.
At CES 2016, Huawei announced a roadmap to its expansion plans to other countries. The company also showcased its upcoming Mate 8 phablet, MediaPad M2 tablet, and GX8 smartphone during the event.
Huawei Honor 5X will be available in three different color options i.e. White, Gold and Grey and is expected to be available in all retail stores and e-commerce portals. However, the device will be likely available on Flipkart via an open sale by the first week of February. We assume that Huawei Honor 5X will be priced somewhere around Rs. 14,999 in India.