Huawei's Honor smartphone making US debut this month with Honor 5X

Huawei's Honor 5X smartphone arrives in US in late January, features impressive specs for $199.

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We reported last week Huawei's Honor smartphone sub-brand would be launching in the US sometime this year. Turns out that's sooner than expected: January 31.

Huawei's Honor smartphone making US debut this month with Honor 5X |

The first Honor phone to hit American shores will be the mid-range Honor 5X, which packs a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, and Android 5.1 Lollipop / Huawei's EMUI 3.1 software. The display, meanwhile, sports 1920x1080 resolution on a 5.5'' inch screen; the battery comprises a 3,000mAh cell. Size-wise, it measures 5.96 inches x 3.00 inches x 0.32 inches and weighs 158 g.

As for the camera, you get a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with SmartImage 3.0 for improved shots in dark scenes, wide F2.0 aperture, and a 28 mm wide angle lens, as well as a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with F2.4 aperture, and a 22 mm wide angle lens. The rear camera supports up to 4160 x 3120 photo resolution and 1920 x 1080 video resolution, while the front camera supports up to 2592 × 1944 photo resolution and 1280 × 720 video resolution.

The Honor 5X will launch for $199 on, Newegg, and Amazon.

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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