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Huawei Honor 5C: Another Mid Ranger with a Premium Feel

May 9th, 2016 | by Z. Gonzales

Huawei’s Honor 5X was one of a few midrange smartphones that were lauded by a lot of people because it was able to deliver a premium experience without jacking up the price.

Honor 5C backNow that one of the company’s flagship phones has been updated, it’s not that surprising to see the rest of Huawei’s line-up get an upgrade as well. This includes the Honor 5X which will soon be replaced by the recently announced Honor 5C.

The latest version of the company’s affordable metal phone is equipped with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display and comes with Huawei’s own midrange Kirin 650 chipset with an octa-core processor, 2B of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage.

Honor 5C frontThere’s a 13MP camera at the back with a f/2.0 lens and a lone LED flash and an 8MP selfie camera at the front with the same f/2.0 lens. Just like the Honor 5X, the 5C comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back.

Energy is supplied by a 3000mAh battery while connectivity is handled by its various radios including Cat.6 LTE, Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS with GLONASS. There’s even an FM radio receiver.

The phone will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI on top and will come with a USB Type-C connection. Huawei will sell the Honor 5C initially in China for around $139.

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