Chinese technology player Huawei’s Honor brand is all set to unveil the Honor 5X smartphone on Thursday. It is also tipped to launch the Holly 2 Plus on the same day.
Honor has listed the 5X, which was launched at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this year, on e-commerce site Flipkart and is expected to be in the price band of Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 15,000. In China, the 5X costs 999 Chinese Yuan (CNY) (about Rs 10,200) for the 2GB RAM variant and CNY 1,399 (about Rs 14,300) for the 3GB RAM model. In the US, Huawei launched the 2GB RAM model at $199.99 (approximately Rs 13,365).
The full metal body smartphone is expected to compete with phone like LeEco Le 1S, Lenovo K4 Note and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.
In terms of specifications, the Flipkart page shows a fingerprint sensor, a 13-megapixel rear camera with SmartImage processor, a 5-megapixel front shooter and a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor. The 5X, which supports dual 4G-LTE SIMs, has a 5.5-inch display and draws power from a 3,000 mAh battery which supports Quick Charge 2.0.
Coming to the Holly 2 Plus, which is expected to be in the budget segment, may retail at a price of Rs.6,999. According to a report by PC-Tablet, the phone has a white polycarbonate body with no fingerprint sensor at any of the sides. It is expected to sport a 5-inch HD display and to be powered by 1.3GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM (expandable up to 128GB via microSD).
In terms of camera, the Honor Holly 2 is expected to have a 13-megapixel rear camera and 5-megpixel front camera. The phone, which has two 4G-LTE SIM slots, is expected to draw power from a 4,000 mAh battery.