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U.S. bound honor 5X to receive Android 6.0

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U.S. bound honor 5X to receive Android 6.0
The honor 5X is on its way to the U.S., expected to launch via Amazon and Newegg on January 31st. Priced at $199.99, the handset will reach U.S shores with Android 5.1 on board. But don't let that stop you from buying the phone. A report published today reveals that the honor 5X will receive Android 6.0 and the latest version of honor's UI.

The update to Android 6.0 and EMUI4 could take place the very same day that the phone is made available in the states. An update is scheduled for January 31st and it isn't clear what it includes. It might be too early to expect Marshmallow to be pushed out on January 31st, but if there is one thing we've learned about this industry it is that you have to expect the unexpected.

Need a refresher on the honor 5X's specs? We're happy to oblige. The phone features a 5.5-inch LCD screen with a 1080 x 1920 (FHD) resolution, which works out to a 401ppi pixel density. The Snapdragon 615 SoC is under the hood, with an octa-core 1.5GHz CPU and the Adreno 405 GPU. 3 2GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage. Those requiring additional memory can access the 128GB capacity microSD slot.

The 13MP rear-facing camera comes with an aperture of f/2.0, allowing you to take pictures under low-light conditions. A 5MP front-facing camera snaps selfies and handles video chats. The 3000mAh battery keeps the lights on, and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner is on board.  The phone is compatible with the networks of AT&T and T-Mobile.

For $199.99, the honor 5X offers quite a value for American smartphone buyers. If interested, you can pre-order the phone now from Amazon or Newegg by clicking on the appropriate sourcelink.

source: Amazon, Newegg via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 16 Jan 2016, 22:14

1. benno (Posts: 94; Member since: 17 Apr 2015)

Pretty nice

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 22:29 1

2. darkoman4 (Posts: 177; Member since: 30 May 2014)

Nice phone for 2 bills. Wish it had NFC though.

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 22:42

3. Mreveryphone (Posts: 1323; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)

I may have to pick this up... Even though I dislike lcd screens this may be worth a backup phone when I'm in between buying flagships... Now I won't have to wait until another flagship to drop before I can sell my phone...

posted on 16 Jan 2016, 22:46

4. RuneMaster (Posts: 75; Member since: 31 May 2015)

Best mid ranger with lowest price tag. I'm waiting to give it a chance.

posted on 17 Jan 2016, 01:12

5. beamsboy (Posts: 12; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)

PA are you sure it has 3gb RAM? The picture says it has 2gb RAM

posted on 17 Jan 2016, 05:17

6. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2286; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Can android 6.x install apps on the SDcard? If so, then I might get this

posted on 17 Jan 2016, 05:43

7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2286; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

https://motorola-global-portal.custhelp.com/app/answers/prod_answer_detail/a_id/109134/p/1449,9582 .. Nevermind.

posted on 17 Jan 2016, 09:56

8. warrenellis93 (Posts: 239; Member since: 21 Jul 2011)

Take notes samsung, selling overpriced j3 for $179,

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