Huawei’s Honor 5X launches in Europe on February 4th


The Honor 5X is the first Huawei-branded handset to launch in the States, bringing an impressive array of hardware for the measly price of $199. Here in Europe, we are still waiting for the Honor 5X to become available. Now, at least, we now know that Huawei’s latest budget-busting handset will launch on February 4th at an event in Munich, Germany. 

Hardware-wise, the Honor 5X features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB of RAM, rear fingerprint scanner, 3,000mAh battery, and runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with Huawei’s EMUI 3.1 skin on top. An update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been confirmed, although no ETA has been given as yet.

It will be interesting to see how Huawei prices the handset in Europe, considering that n the States, the Honor 5X is priced at $199, which is around £139. If the Honor 5X has taken your fancy, Huawei’s vMall website has been sending out emails containing a £20 discount code for the handset when it becomes available.

We don’t have long to wait until the launch event in Munich, and we’ll be there covering the event that begins at 3:30 PM GMT, bringing you the details as they are announced.


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Pixel 2 XL, Huawei P20 Pro, and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 around in his pockets. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).