Huawei, the world's third-largest smartphone-manufacturer, sent out invites for an event to be hosted on 28 January, hinting at the launch of its first full metal smartphone — Honor 5X — in India. The invite simply reads "Faster Better Stronger".
Huawei Honor 5X was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 in Las Vegas last week for the first time outside China. The all-metal smartphone was originally launched in China in October last year, giving a strong price-to-performance ratio and competition to the most popular devices in the market.
Huawei Honor 5X specifications are no secret to the world, but the handset's price in India is something worth speculating. In China, Honor 5X is priced CNY 999 (about Rs 10,200) for the 2GB RAM variant and CNY 1,399 (about Rs 14,300) for the 3GB RAM model. In the US, Huawei launched the 2GB RAM model at $199.99 (approximately Rs 13,365). As per these pricing models, it is possible the Honor 5X will launch as a sub-Rs 15,000 smartphone in India.
In terms of specifications, Huawei Honor 5X sports a 5.5-inch Full-HD display, 13MP primary camera with dual LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 28mm wide-angle 4P Lens, Blue Glass filter and a 5MP front-snapper. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC, 2GB and 16GB expandable memory.
Huawei Honor 5X sports a 3,000mAh battery equipped with Quick Charge 3.0 technology, second-generation FPC rim-free touch fingerprint sensor, which unlocks the device in 0.5 seconds, and dual SIM 4G LTE support.
Huawei will bring two colour variants — gold and silver — in India and it is expected to be sold exclusively on Flipkart starting February, DNA India reported.