Huawei announces 5.5-inch Honor Play 5X in China


Huawei just took the wraps off its latest smartphone in the Honor Play lineup in China. The 5X is available in two gorgeous colorways — Silver and Sunset Gold. The handset will set you back 1399 Yuan ($220) for the 3GB of RAM model and 999 Yuan ($157) for the 2GB of RAM variant.

In terms of design, the Play 5X appears to be an amalgamation of a couple of other manufacturers flagships to hit the market over the course of the past 2-years. The front of the device represents an iPhone 5, as do the speaker and charging port layout on the bottom, whilst the backplate and sides are somewhat similar to the HTC One M9.

Positioned neatly on the rear of the handset you’ll find Huawei’s brand new second-generation biometric scanner, which is capable of detecting a registered fingerprint in under 0.5 seconds making it the quickest fingerprint sensor currently obtainable.

Both Play 5X variants sport the same internals, a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a 1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, a 13MP rear-facing camera, a 5MP selfie shooter and a 3,000mAh battery.

Connectivity-wise, the device has all the jazz you’d expect to find on a handset aimed at the Asian market. There’s Bluetooth Class 1 (Version 4.0, LE+EDR), dual-band WiFi (802.11b/802.11g/802.11n), GPS, NFC, dual-SIM support and 4G LTE.

If you’re based in China, like the sound of the Huawei Play 5X and would like to find out more about picking one up — hit the source link below.

Source: Huawei

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Josh is an avid Android enthusiast who writes news, reviews and the occasional how-to articles. He lives in the UK and is fascinated by anything technical. He enjoys stripping and rebuilding vintage Macs and is a keen amateur photographer. Currently, his smartphone of choice is the HTC One (M8), but he has a sneaky suspicion that’s going to change when the Galaxy Note 4 finally hits the shelves.