The Honor 5C comes at $155, features metal body, octa-core CPU and fingerprint scanner

Huawei's budget handset-focused Honor brand introduced a rather interesting device, the Honor 5C. Priced at $140 (CNY 899) for the 3G version and $155 (CNY 999) for the 4G version, the handset offers 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. A mid-range unit, it's got eight low-power Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.7 GHz and 2GHz per cluster of four, supplemented by the ARM Mali-T830 GPU (a cost-efficient design capable of reasonably complex 3D graphics) and 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, along with 16GB of expandable storage.

A 13MP camera on the back and 8MP one on the front complete its photography The addition of a fingerprint scanner in a buget device like this one is welcome too, for it shows how features once exclusive to high-end models don't take too long before they trickle down to the affordable segment. 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.

Although the Honor 5C debuted in China, Honor is a global brand which means the 5C could be introduced to markets beyond Asia down the road. However, the company's market in this regard are unclear. Importing is always a possibility, but there's no guarantee that the built-in modem will be able to support the 3G/4G frequencies in your country.

source: Honor via Android Authority

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1. KingSam

Posts: 1519; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

They made the 5xeven cheaper. If the new Moto g doesn't have fp scanner and overall solid performance I'd be honored :D

3. Guaire

Posts: 897; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

For $15 more Chinese people can get besides metal body and fingerprint scanner, 5.5" screen, 32GB eMMC 5.1 internal storage, 3GB RAM, dual 2.3GHz Cortex-A72 cores at CPU + quad core Mali-T880, flagship worthy thin side bezels (actually thinner than G3) and thin body, better screen to body ratio and 16MP main camera besides 8MP front shooter, not to mention audio capabilities from LeEco Le 2.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

nice spec for that price, but GPU should be better.. meizu m3 have Mali-T860 MP2, and its priced under $100

9. MotoFoner

Posts: 34; Member since: May 11, 2015

Meh. Average specs. And where will you get for "under $100" - in China? Pre-order is $153 on geekbuying. 5C knocks the meizu's dick in the dirt.

5. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

8 a53's running at 1.7?? I would expect it to perform similar to the mtk6752. To me that's still a pretty dam good capable chip. My gf had the lenovo k3 note and it ran like a champ.

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

So it's got better specs than the iPhone SE and it's 1/3 the price?

8. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Reconsider you statement. Better in what way, Hardware? Not really (You think it could even come close to the beastly A9?). Price is very good though.

7. Krunal

Posts: 535; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

Nice mobile with competitive price..!! Honor is doing great in all price segment.!!

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