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Huawei unveils Honor 5C smartphone

Huawei Honor 5C mid-range Android smartphone with Kirin 650 processor
Huawei Honor 5C
This 5.2-inch Android handset is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 950, next to 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, starting at $140 USD.

In advance of the launch event for the Honor V8 handset, Huawei has silently introduced a new mid-ranger. Retailing as Honor 5C, this handset packs an octa-core Huawei processor and average specs but also has a few features usually offered by more expensive devices, namely a fingerprint reader and dual-SIM support.

Huawei Honor 5C has the following specs and features:

  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 650 SoC
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB RAM; 16 GB internal storage and microSD support
  • Display: 5.2-inch IPS LCD multitouch with 1,920X1,080 pixels
  • Cameras: 8 MP front, 13 MP back, both with f/2.0
  • Connectivity: 3G or 4 G LTE, dual-SIM, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with A-GPS and Glonass, micro USB 2.0
  • Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 on top
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.34 pounds; 5.79X2.91X0.33 inches
  • Battery: 3000 mAh (non-removable)
  • Colors: black, silver, gold

The handset is currently available in China for about $140 USD (3G only) or $155 USD, for the 4G LTE model. For now, there is no word on its global rollout, but we might find out more during the Honor V8 launch event next month.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-04-28 (Update: 2016-04-28)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.