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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