With taglines like “be who you are, not who the world wants you to be," and a “new definition of fast, robust and affordable, all in one” for the invite, Huawei's honor brand certainly piqued our interest when it promised a brief virtual announcement
Well, the announcement is here, and this time around, the company unveiled the... Honor 5C
, which was announced last month for the first time, but will now have wider availability in Europe. The price will be EUR 199, or £149 in the UK, respectively which is a fine value for the money with an attractive metal build, and hardware that's up to speed.
The Honor 5C has a 5.2-inch IPS LCD screen with 1080p resolution and is powered by Huawei HiSilicon's Kirin 650 chipset, built on the 16nm. A mid-range unit, it's got eight low-power Cortex-A53
cores running at 1.7 GHz and 2 GHz per cluster of four, supplemented by the ARM Mali-T830 GPU (a cost-efficient design capable of reasonably complex 3D graphics) and 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, along with 16 GB of expandable storage.
A 13MP camera on the back and 8MP one on the front complete its photography chops. Moreover, the Honor 5C offers an FM radio receiver, another rarity in modern devices of all price tiers.
It also ships wth Android 6.0 Marshmallow, topped off with Huawei's EMUI 4.1 interface. Well, Android 6.0’s Doze Mode plus Huawei’s SmartPower 3.0 power-saving technology and a decent 3000 mAh battery that has to power a 16nm chipset mean that the Honor 5C will have a pretty good battery life, but we'll chime in more on that when we get it for review. Any takers?