Huawei Terminal’s Honor brand has launched two new smartphones in India, the Honor 5X and Honor Holly 2 Plus. The Honor 5X is priced at Rs. 12,999 for the 2GB of RAM variant, while the Honor Holly 2 Plus has been priced at Rs. 8,499.
Both smartphones will be made available via Flipkart and Amazon India. The Honor 5X (seen above) goes up for pre-order at 3pm Thursday, with sales set to begin on February 1. The Honor Holly 2 Plus on the other hand will go on sale from February 15.
To recall, the Honor 5X was initially unveiled in China back in October. The dual-SIM (Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM) smartphone offers dual-4G standby support. It runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with the EMUI 3.1 skin on top. It houses a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) resolution IPS display and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 (four cores at 1.5GHz and four cores at 1.2GHz) clubbed with Adreno 405 GPU.
The 16GB inbuilt storage on the Honor 5X can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB). The handset also sports 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, 28mm wide-angle lens, 5P lens, and Blue Glass IR filter. The 5-megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, 22mm wide-angle, 4P Lens, Blue Glass filter and a shooting range of 88 degrees comes housed inside the smartphone.
The Honor 5X is backed by a 3000mAh battery, which is said to deliver up to 1.46 days of regular usage time and up to 1.01 days of heavy usage time. It supports Quick Charge 3.0, which can charge up to 50 percent battery in 30 minutes. The smartphone features a fingerprint sensor with the company’s latest ‘Fingerprint 2.0’ tech, which is said to unlock the handset in as little as 0.5 seconds. The sensor is placed on the rear panel below the camera, and apart from allowing users to take selfies and make calls, can also lock files and apps.
The smartphone includes Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0, GPS, A-GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and 4G LTE (FDD and TDD) connectivity options. The Honor 5X measures 151.3×76.3×8.15mm, weighs 158 grams, and will be available in Silver and Gold colour options.
On the other hand, the dual-SIM dual-4G Honor Holly 2 Plus (seen above) runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with the company’s EMUI 3.1 skin on top – though users will also be able to switch to a Simple UI if required. It features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixel) IPS display, and is powered by a 64-bit 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735P SoC coupled with Mali 720 GPU and 2GB of RAM.
The Honor Holly 2 Plus bears a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone sports 16GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).
Other specifications of the Honor Holly 2 Plus include connectivity options 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB. It is powered by a 4000mAh battery. The smartphone features a textured rear panel.
Notably, Honor India at the event also announced that both smartphones will come with 15 months warranty in India, and 1 month free screen replacement. The company noted the warranty will remain valid even if the smartphone is rooted.