Huawei Honor 5 Announced in China, starts selling August 2

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The Huawei Honor 5 has been announced alongside the Huawei Honor 8 at a recent event in China. The Honor 5, which goes by the name Huawei Honor Play 5 in some quarters, is the latest smartphone in the Huawei Honor series of budget smartphones, and like every other device in that series, it supports 4G LTE connectivity.

Huawei Honor 5 Specifications


The Huawei Honor 5 features a simple 5-inch HD IPS Touchscreen display with a pixel resolution of 1280 * 720 pixels. Instead of a fingerprint scanner, the Honor 5 has an easy key on the left side which can be set to perform different functions on varying degrees of force applied to it: single-press to launch camera, double press to turn on the torch, long press to start your favorite apps and much more.

The body of the Honor 5 is made with metal, and weighs in at 138 grams with a thickness of 8.9mm.

The Huawei Honor 5 is packed with a MediaTek MT6735P processor with four processing cores and 1.3GHz max processing speed. The SoC is assisted by a Mali-T720 GPU in the graphics section.

The budget smartphone comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card.

The Honor 5 has a 8MP rear camera with dual LED flash, and a 2MP front camera with LED flash. It is run on a 2,200mAh battery and comes running an outdated Android 5.1 Lollipop OS with Emotion UI (EMUI) version 3.1 Lite on top.

Like other smartphones in the Honor series, the Huawei Honor 5 supports 4G network connectivity with VoLTE support. This is accessed via a dual-SIM slot included with the device. Wi-Fi remains the same (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n), and other connectivity options are Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS

Here is a summary of the full specifications of the Huawei Honor 5:

  • 5-inch HD Display with 1280 * 720 pixel resolution.
  • IPS Touchscreen.
  • Metal Body
  • 8.9mm Thickness

    Weight: 138g

    Dimensions: 143.8 x 72 x 8.9mm.

  • Quad-Core 1.3GHz Mediatek MT6735P Processor
  • Mali-T720 GPU
  • Easy Multi-Function Key
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB ROM, expandable with micro SD up to 128GB
  • 2,200mAh Battery.
  • Dual-SIM slot with 4G LTE, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) support.
  • 8MP Rear Camera with Dual LED Flash
  • 2MP Front Camera with LED Flash.
  • Wifi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop with Emotion UI 3.1 Lite.

Huawei Honor 5 Price in China, India and Nigeria

The Huawei Honor 5 comes in three color variants: Black, White and Gold. The price of the Huawei Honor 5 in China is 599 Chinese Yuan, in India is Rs. 6,019, and it will cost about N32,000 when it is available in Nigeria, which is probable since it’s a budget smartphone.

The Huawei Honor 5 is billed to start selling from the 2nd of August in China, and later in other markets.

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