The Huawei Honor 5X has hit availability in India, with the smartphone now vending via Amazon and Flipkart. The phone was launched in the country alongside the Honor Holly 2 Plus last month. The latter handset is slated to come out on February 15.
The dual-SIM Huawei Honor 5X made its debut in China back in October last year. The manufacturer has priced it at Rs 12999 in India and fitted it with an all-metal body carved out of an aluminum alloy. A 360-degree fingerprint scanner adorns its back panel. The unit apparently allows users to unlock the device within 0.5 seconds.
It’s also been equipped with adaptive technology to learn more about a person’s fingerprint as they use it, preventing failed print recognition due to wet hands. Consumers of the Honor 5X can further use the scanner to call a contact or launch an app from the lockscreen itself. Long-pressing the sensor lets them answer a call and cancel alarms.
A neat summary of the main specs of the Huawei Honor 5X:
– OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based EMUI 3.1
– Display: 5.5-inch IPS, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– Memory: 16GB, expandable till 128GB
– RAM: 2GB
– CPU: octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
– GPU: Adreno 405
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3000mAh
– Weight: 158g
– Size: 151.3 x 76.3 x 8.2mm
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, microUSB 2.0, GLONASS
Huawei has blessed the device’s 3000mAh battery with SmartPower 3.0 to reduce power consumption by 30%. The unit can apparently last for 1 day with heavy use or 1.46 days with moderate use. A 13MP camera takes care of images and is accompanied by an aperture of f/2.0, a 28mm wide-angle lens and dual-LED flash.