Huawei Honor 5C competitively priced at its launch


Following various leaks about an upcoming Honor 5C smartphone we now have official news. The Huawei Honor 5C has been competitively priced at its launch today. It will release in China on May 5, and availability to further markets is likely to follow. It’s a mid-range handset and we have details of the specs and more right ahead.

The Huawei Honor 5C is a successor to the Honor 4C and has some specs improvements. It sports a metal-framed unibody build and features dual stereo speakers. Specifications largely match those that were leaked and include a 2GHz Kirin 650 octa-core processor and 2GB of RAM. The 5.2-inch display has Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080, and the phone has 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded to 128GB with a microSD card.

The non-removable 3000 mAh battery is claimed to last for up to 610 hours on standby or up to 19 hours of talk time. The Honor 5C carries a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture. Up front there’s an 8-megapixel unit with f/2.0 aperture and a 77-degree wide-angle lens. Connectivity is covered by 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, and microUSB 2.0.

The dual SIM phone runs the Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS skinned with EMUI 4.1, and it features a fingerprint sensor that can unlock the device in only 0.5 seconds. The handset measures 147.1mm x 73.8mm x 8.3mm, weighs 156g, and is offered in Dark Gray and Space Silver color choices. The Huawei Honor 5C price has been announced as CNY 899 and that’s equivalent to around $139, £95, or Rs. 9,220.

We expected the Honor 5C to be an affordable smartphone and that has turned out to be the case. Maybe you’re waiting to hear if and when it will be available outside China?

Sources: Phone Radar and Honor (Chinese)

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