Honor 5X and Holly 2 Plus Launched in India

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Honor 5X and Holly 2 Plus Launched in India

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Huawei’s sub-brand Honor today launched the Honor 5X in India. The successor to the Honor 4X made its debut in China earlier this month after its unveiling at CES 2016.The Honor 5X is priced at Rs 12,999 with preorders starting from 3pm today and sales starting from February 1 on Amazon and Flipkart.

The Honor 5X sports a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with a 1920 x 1080p resolution, and a pixel density of 401 ppi. It is powered by a 64-bit octa-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC with Adreno 405 GPU. The 5X is available in 2GB of RAM with 16GB onboard storage that is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card slot.

On the camera front, the Honor 5X gets a 13MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual tone LED flash and a 5MP selfie shooter.  Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, GPS, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and 4G (Dual SIM). The device gets its juice from a 3000mAh battery pack with Smart Power 3.0. The handset runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop which is upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.


Honor 5X

In terms of design, the Honor 5X sports an aircraft-grade metal unibody construction with a fingerprint scanner at the back that can also be used to take photos. The device gives a premium look for a budget-friendly smartphone, keeping it on par with the Le 1s that was launched last week. These devices show us that budget phones are turning out to be the new premium.

Honor also launched the Holly 2 Plus today which sports a 5-inch HD display and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6735P processor and Mali 720 GPU, paired with 2GB of RAM. It offers 16GB of built-in storage, microSD slot, and a massive 4,000 mAh battery. This device also comes with Smart Power 3.0 and quick charge capability. It features a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front. Connectivity options include dual-SIM and 4G LTE support.

The Honor Holly 2 Plus is priced at Rs 8, 499 and goes on sale from February 15 (Available on Amazon and Flipkart).


Honor 5X

Holly 2 Plus

Display 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD 5-inch HD
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels (401ppi) 1280 x 720 pixels (296 ppi)
Processor  64-bit octa-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 1.3GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6735P
GPU Adreno 405 Mali 720
Storage 16GB 16GB
Rear Camera 13MP with f/2.0 aperture and dual tone LED flash 13MP  f/2.0, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 5MP 5MP
Expandability Up to 128 GB via MicroSD Up to 128 GB via MicroSD
Battery 3000mAh 4000mAh
Connectivity Bluetooth v4.1, USB 2.0, GPS, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and 4G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, microUSB v2.0
OS Android 5.1 Lollipop with EMUI 3.1 Android 5.1 Lollipop
Price  Rs 12,999 Rs 8,499
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