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Huawei launches the Honor 5X in China, comes in two versions

Today, Huawei unleashed the metal-clad Honor 5X in China. It rises above the Honor 4X that came before it, the Honor 5X sports mid-range specifications.

Huawei Honor 5X official photos

It’s built around a 5.5″ 1080p display and under the hood is a Snapdragon 616 chip with a 64-bit quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex A53 and quad-core 1.2 GHz A53 cores, plus Adreno 405 GPU. Internal storage is 16GB on board, expandable via the microSD card slot. Two variants different RAM configurations – 2GB and 3GB.

At the back, the Huawei Honor 5X sports a fingerprint sensor built on Huawei’s latest sensor tech that allows you to unlock the device in just 0.4s. Above it is a 13MP camera with dual LED flash, joined by a 5MP selfie snapper at the front.

Huawei Honor 5X official photos

The battery is 3,000mAh and supports Quick Charge 3.0, allowing you to charge up to 50% of the battery in just 30 minutes. The Honor 5X will have a dual SIM version with dual standby mode as well as 4G LTE on both slots.

The 2GB RAM variant of the phone will retail for $157 (CNY 999), while the version with 3GB RAM will be available for $220 (CNY 1,399).