It seems Huawei has plans to launch many high-end smartphones this year. The Chinese technology conglomerate, which is expected to launch a Nexus smartphone called the Nexus 6P on Tuesday, is seemingly also ready to launch the Huawei Honor 5X.
The successor to last year's Honor 4X, the Honor 5X, recently stopped by the benchmarking website AnTuTu and Chinese certification website Tenaa, suggesting that its launch is not too far away.
As per the listing for the KIW-AL10 handset on Tenaa, purported to be the Honor 5X, the smartphone has a metal unibody design (compared with the polycarbonate body as seen in the Honor 4X). The listing also reveals that it will come with a fingerprint sensor.
As for the specifications, the Android 5.1.1-based handset is said to come with a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) display. It is said to be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 octa-core SoC paired with Adreno 405 GPU, 3GB of RAM. As for the storage, the Honor 5X as per the listing has 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded using a microSD card should you need more storage.
Other features of the handset include a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It will support 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi and other standard connectivity options, as per the listing. On the software front, it is expected to run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop presumably with Emotion UI on top of it.
The AnTuTu post for the KIW-AL10 handset reveals that the handset will have 20916 score, which if accurate, is rather unimpressive. Other specs listed on the benchmark include Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, 5.5-inch full-HD display, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, all of which corroborate the Tenaa listing.
If the hardware specifications of the Honor 5X are accurate, the handset will be mostly competing (whenever it launches in India) against Xiaomi's Mi 4i, and Lenovo K3 Note - both of which have much higher AnTuTu score.
We will know how accurate these details are as the handset is said to launch in October.