Before launching in the US, the Huawei-made honor 5X gets a software security update

Before launching in the US, the Huawei-made honor 5X gets a software security update
The honor 5X is an affordable smartphone that's currently available to pre-order in the US, where it should start shipping on January 31. The handset is made by Huawei, but the company decided that it's best to keep just the honor name when branding it.

While the honor 5x currently runs Android Lollipop, it might be updated to Android Marshmallow on its launch day (January 31). Before that happens, though, the smartphone already received a software update - at least according to the screenshots that you can see below. The update includes a January security patch, and not much else. As you may know, last year, following the discovery of the Stagefright Android vulnerability, many Android smartphone makers announced that they'd release regular software security updates. And it looks like Huawei has joined the bandwagon.

The honor 5X costs $199.99 unlocked, and it's certainly an interesting device for its price point. Made out of metal, the smartphone offers attractive features like a 5.5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, and a fingerprint scanner. For a closer look at the handset, check out our honor 5X review.

source: Android Central Forums via Android Central

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  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
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  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 616
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  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
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