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Huawei unveils the Honor X3 and Honor 3C smartphones

Huawei Honor 3C budget quad-core Android smartphone
The two budget Android smartphones feature MediaTek processors and will soon hit the Chinese market.

The first wave of budget octa-core MT6592-powered devices arrives just as expected, but Huawei's new Honor smartphones are only available for the Chinese market for the time being. These new handsets are the octa-core Honor 3X and the cheaper, quad-core Honor 3C, both sporting MediaTek's processors.

First of the two in terms of performance and pricing, the Honor 3X comes with the following main specs:

  • Processor: 1.7 GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6592
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB RAM; microSD support up to 64 GB, internal storage unspecified yet
  • Display:5.5-inch IPS touchscreen with 720p resolution
  • Cameras: 13 MP f/2.2 back, 5 MP front
  • Connectivity: dual SIM 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, micro USB 2.0, GPS with A-GPS and GLONASS
  • Battery: 3,000 mAh
  • Operating system: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Off-contract price: ~$280

The cheaper Honor 3C offers a very good value for money and has two versions, the only difference between them being the amount of memory installed:

  • Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6582
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB or 2 GB RAM; 4 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 32 GB
  • Display: 5-inch capacitive touchscreen with 720p resolution
  • Cameras: 8 MP back with autofocus and LED flash, 5 MP front
  • Connectivity: dual SIM 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, micro USB 2.0, GPS with A-GPS
  • Battery: 2,300 mAh
  • Operating system: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • Off-contract price: ~$130 (1 GB version) or ~$160 (2 GB version)

Both handsets offer in-call active noise cancellation thanks to a dual-microphone system, as well as DTS audio support. Unfortunately, the release dates are not public yet, but both smartphones can be pre-ordered by Chinese customers already. No word yet on price or availability for the rest of the world.

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Author: Codrut Nistor, 2013-12-16 (Update: 2013-12-17)