Huawei is keeping its promise to aggressively compete against its rivals in the mid-range and top-end smartphone market instead of focusing on the low-end segment. But the company is not ignoring the entry-level area completely. Two new budget-level Honor smartphones, Honor 5A and 5A Plus passed China's telecommunication authority TENAA, inching towards their official release.
GizmoChina spotted the two phones, which are likely to be priced similar to the predecessor Honor 4A around Â¥699 (Rs. 7,000 or $107). Looking at the specifications of the handsets, it appears Honor might give a tough competition to low-budget players such as Xiaomi, Meizu, Lenovo and others.
As the names suggest, the Honor 5A is the smaller variant of the Honor 5A Plus. The Honor 5A is expected to feature a 5-inch HD display, a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard storage. The publication also suggests a 13-megapixel primary camera, which is a notable upgrade compared to the Honor 4A's 8MP shooter and a 2MP front snapper.
GizmoChina captured other details, including a 2,200 mAh battery, 4G LTE support and Andorid 5.1 Lollipop OS for the Honor 5A.
Moving on to the bigger Honor 5A Plus, the company might have added more than a few upgrades. The handset is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core processor, a 5.5-inch HD display and a bigger 3,000mAh battery. The camera configuration also seems to be bumped up in Honor 5A Plus to a 13MP primary snapper and 8MP front shooter.
Other details such as the RAM and storage seem to be unchanged at 2GB+16GB configuration. The handsets are not yet official as the company is still keeping the details of Honor 5A and 5A Plus under wraps. But considering it has passed China's certification, an official announcement isn't too far.