After laying the groundwork for a new Huawei smartphone, with teasers and cryptic clues, the Honor UK Facebook has just had its Virtual Launch event and video presentation revealing the product to be the powerful and stylish Honor 5C.
Having previously been released in Huawei’s home country of China earlier in the year, the Honor 5C is an anticipated release for the UK. Offering an affordable alternative in a marketplace dominated by Samsung and Apple products, smartphone savvy consumers have taken a shine to the Honor brand and want more.
Huawei has responded with today’s launch event and pre-orders have now begun for the Honor 5C which for just £149.99 will come running a ‘super-smooth’ version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow featuring EMUI (Emotion UI) 4.1 – Huawei’s own software suite displaying on a 5.2-inch LCD touchscreen with mas resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. ‘super-efficient’ HiSilicon Kirin 650 octo-core chipset for a 65% performance boost, 100% increase in GPU performance and 40% cut in power consumption over its predecessor – All really super.
But that’s not all. The 5C handset also comes with a very generous non-removable battery with 3,000 mAh capacity and 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage are on board for handling and storing data. The main/rear camera offers 13-megapizel sharp shooting with its 5P macro lens and arsenal of various filters and ‘beauty modes’ and for selfies there’s an ample 8-megapixels up front.
For connectivity the Honor 5C allows dual antennas to be used on 4G/3G networks, alternating between the SIMs to pick up the strongest signal source when using data and Wi-Fi is also included as well as Bluetooth v4.1.
Specs aside, the Honor 5C is a nice looking piece of hardware, available in a choice of brushed metallic grey, silver or gold in scratch resistant aluminium alloy it looks premium quality when put next to the leading brands.
Check it out in full detail over on the Huawei Honor Vmall right now.