Honor, fresh from their first foray into the US market, is following up their Honor 7 mid-range device with the Honor 5x, launched today in Munich, Germany.
The Huawei-backed Honor brand has experienced a huge increase in visibility over the last 12 months culminating in their US debut, with the Honor 5x already available for purchase in that market. In Munich today, Honor hosted an event to launch the device in the EU with a very compelling price of just £189.99.
Honor will believe that they’ve delivered another disruptive entrant to the ever improving upper mid-range smartphone space with the Honor 5x. The device sports an all metallic build and is available to purchase in three colours from Huawei’s VMall site.
The internals of the Honor 5x are comprised of a Snapdragon 616 SoC with Adreno 406 GPU, 2GB RAM, a 5.5″ 1080p IPS display at 403ppi, a 13MP ƒ/2.0 aperture rear camera and a 3000 mAh battery that Honor suggest will keep you in juice for a full 24 hours even for heavy users.
Amongst other features of the Honor 5x is a fingerprint scanner on the rear which Honor insist will take no more than 0.5 seconds to unlock and no more than 6 taps to setup; a large improvement over many fingerprint deployments. Furthermore the fingerprint scanner will be able to launch applications via a tap, take photos, and reveal the notification shade.
Whilst only available in a 16GB storage option, this is somewhat offset by the the inclusion of a microSD card slot within the dual-SIM tray, allowing cards of up to 128GB to be used.
We look forward to getting our hands on the Honor 5x as we really liked the fit and finish of the Honor 7, whilst being slightly disappointed by the camera and the software. Whether the 13MP offering and EMUI 3.1 satiate us this time will be revealed during our review period which we hope to embark upon shortly.
In the mean time, you can head over the VMall and pick yourself up one, after watching their promo video to whet your appetite.
(video courtesy of Honor UK)