Huawei’s Honor brand announced the new Honor 5C smartphone in Europe yesterday. The phone was announced in China back in April and now makes it way to the European market. However, this is not entirely the same phone that was announced in China. The Honor 5C that makes it to Europe will come without a fingerprint sensor. Also, the phone will be priced much higher than its pricing in China, which is not a surprise since that’s usually the case in international markets. But what is surprising is the company’s decision to leave out the fingerprint sensor, which seems to be a feature that’s found even on entry level phones. Another interesting thing is that Honor is launching only the low-end variant of the 5C in Europe, which comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. So, no 3GB + 32GB variant here.
Rest of the specs are going to be the same as the Honor 5C announced in China. So, you get a 5.2-inch IPS LCD 1080p display. Under the hood, you have the Kirin 650 octa-core chipset that should be efficient since it features eight Cortex A53 cores and is manufactured on the 16nm node. There will be 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. At the back, the phone comes with 13MP sensor while up front, an 8MP shooter. Inside, the 5C features a 3000mAh battery which should be good enough for powering the phone for a day.
Pricing is a lot higher than the Honor 5C in China. In Europe / UK, the same phone without fingerprint ID costs, EUR 199 ($225), or £149 in the UK. On the other hand, the same 2GB RAM version costs 999 Yuan in China, which comes to $154.
Still, considering the mid-range options available in Europe, the Honor 5C turns out to be a pretty good smartphone.