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Mysterious Huawei handset pops up on GFXBench, could it be the Honor 5X Plus

The eagerly-anticipated Huawei Mate 8 is mere hours away from its November 26 unveiling, but the OEM has apparently found time and resources to keep the wheels turning on other projects as well. A newly unearthed GFXBench result offers a glimpse of one such handset. Codenamed Huawei ABC-UL00, it is believed to be a new addition to the Honor line, presumably the Honor 5X Plus.

The revealed specs paint a decidedly mid-range picture. The phone is equipped with a 5.2 inch FullHD display and utilizes the OEM’s custom Kirin 935 chip. We have already seen it powering the Honor 7 and Mate S and it is one of the better HiSilicon offers, although somewhat lacking in the GPU department. Memory is set at 3GB and the reported storage looks to be from a 64GB model, though other varieties might also be available.

The camera setup features a 13MP shooter on the back and a 8MP selfie one. Other than that, GFXBench assures us that the Honor 5X Plus has all the standard connectivity options one would expect, life Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, also GPS and NFC.

From the looks of things, the Honor 5X Plus might be Huawei’s answer to the recently announced Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. However, with a fingerprint reader and a tantalizing price tag starting at RMB 899 ($140), it might prove a hard opponent to top.