The company has started sending press invites for the launch event that teases the upcoming handset as "Faster Better Stronger." The Honor 5X will be the successor to the Honor 4X smartphone, which was launched in March last year.
To recall, the Honor 5X was initially unveiled in China back in October and was launched in two variants - with 2GB RAM and 3GB RAM, priced at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,200) and CNY 1,399 (roughly Rs. 14,300) respectively.
The dual-SIM (Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM) dual-4G standby Honor 5X runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with the Emotion UI 3.1 skin on top. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) resolution IPS display and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC (four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.5GHz + four Cortex-A53 cores at 1.2GHz), clubbed with Adreno 405 GPU. The 16GB inbuilt storage on the Honor 5X can be expanded via MicroSD card (up to 128GB). It sports 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 28mm wide-angle lens, 5P lens, and Blue Glass IR filter. The 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, 22mm wide-angle, 4P Lens, Blue Glass filter and a shooting range of 88 degrees comes housed inside the smartphone.
The Honor 5X is backed by a 3000mAh battery and supports Quick Charge 3.0, which can charge up to 50 percent battery in 30 minutes. The smartphone features a fingerprint sensor with the company's latest 'Fingerprint 2.0' tech, which is said to unlock the handset in as little as 0.5 seconds. The sensor is placed on the rear panel below the camera. The smartphone includes Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, GPS, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and 4G LTE (FDD and TDD) connectivity options. The Honor 5X measures 151.3x76.3x8.15mm, weighs 158 grams. It was launched in Silver and Gold colour options in China. Notably, the smartphone was at CES 2016 also launched in the US at $199.