After announcing the Huawei P9 flagships earlier this month, the company has revealed a new mid-range smartphone, the Huawei 5C in China. This particular model will succeed the Huawei Honor 4C smartphone that was released back in 2015. The phone comes with modest specs, but with an aggressive price tag of $138.
As for the design, the Honor 5C comes with an all metal body, which looks quite premium for its price. You get Honor branding on both the front as well. There’s a fingerprint sensor at the back, just below the camera. So, overall, Huawei seems to have done a good job with the phone’s design.
Coming to the specs, the Huawei Honor 5C will feature the new Kirin 650 octa-core chipset as expected. It will be built on 16nm FinFet Plus process from TSMC. Further, there is Mali-T830 MP2 GPU, with support for Cat. 6 LTE networks. The phone will sport a 5.2-inch 1080p display with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. There will be a 16MP rear camera with an 8MP front facing shooter. The battery is also decent, with a capacity of 3000mAh. As for the software, the phone will run on Android Marshmallow 6.0 with EMUI 4.1 on top.
Huawei also reveals the phone features fingerprint 2.0 standard, which can unlock the device in just 0.5 seconds. It also supports fingerprint payments, something that will come in handy soon since Huawei Pay has been launched in China.
There’s another version of the phone, dual 4G variant one that retails for 999 Yuan ($154). So, what are your thoughts on this cheap phone from Huawei?