Huawei to launch Honor Play 5X this week
Huawei is expected to launch its the new mid-range smartphone, the Honor Play 5X, later this week (October 10th). Its predecessor, the Play 4X had been very well received with over 10 million units sold, so the Chinese smartphone maker will most likely follow the same strategy of providing a reasonably specced device with good build quality at an affordable price.
The recently leaked specification of the new handset seems to confirm this assumption, as the spec sheet of Honor Play 5X looks quite similar to the 4X, with exception of the CPU. The device will come with a 5-inch display with 1280 x 720 resolution and will be powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6735 processor. Honor Play 5X will also have 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of on-board storage space (partly taken by operating system), expandable via a micro-SD card reader.
Huawei’s new handset will most likely have a 13 MP main camera as well as a 5 MP front-facing shooter. Out-of-the-box, the Play 5X will run Android 5.1 with the company’s own EMUI 3.0 interface. Pricing and availability information remains unknown at this time.