Huawei Honor Play 5X visits FCC enroute to possible stateside launch

Huawei Honor Play 5X visits FCC enroute to possible stateside launch
According to Gartner, Huawei was the big winner among smartphone manufacturers in the third quarter with a huge 71% increase in smartphone sales. Huawei is now the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. It also is the company behind the well-received Nexus 6P. Today comes word that the Huawei Honor Play 5X (KIW-L22) has been certified by the FCC.

The Honor Play 5X features a 5.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920. Driving the device is the Snapdragon 615 SoC, carrying an octa-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. A 13MP camera with an f/2.0 aperture can be found on the back of the handset, while a front-facing 5MP camera snaps selfies and handles video chats. A fingerprint sensor can be found under the camera.

There are different variations of the phone with one model offering 2GB of RAM, and another featuring 3GB of the sweet stuff. 16GB of internal storage is inside. Those needing additional memory can access the 128GB capacity microSD slot. A 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on, and Android 5.1 is pre-installed with EMUI 3.1 running on top. The Honor Play 5X supports 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, and GPS connectivity. The unit measures 8.15mm thick and tips the scales at 158 grams.

The Huawei Honor Play 5X is priced at the equivalent of $157 for the version with 2GB of RAM. The model with 3GB of RAM will cost the equivalent of $220. Consumers will have the choice of buying the phone in Silver and Sunset Gold.

source: FCC via
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