The Honor 5X smartphone that previously launched in China and Europe is making its way into the United States market.
The revelation, made at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, will see the Huawei manufactured phone arrive in U.S. by end of this January. Not many Chinese smartphones have made it in the U.S. with notable exception of the Huawei Nexus 6P. Despite its amazing specs, the Nexus 6P success in the U.S is also attributed to the Google-Huawei partnership that saw the flagship gaining the market trust via the Alphabet Company. Many consumers in the United States trust known and established brands and with Google’s popularity and reputation, the Nexus 6P rocked the market.
About the Huawei Honor 5X
Huawei Honor 5X is an all metal device with a ceramic coating exhibiting a sleek appearance. Having a 5.5-inch 1080p LCD multi-touch sensitive screen, the phone has a gross weight of about 158 grams. Despite Marshmallow being the latest Android version and most likely anticipated feature in current releases, the Honor 5X runs on Lollipop with EMUI skin atop.
This Chinese-manufactured smartphone has full LTE, WCDMA and GSM support with dual SIM capability (both micro and Nano SIM cards). Running on a 2 GB RAM, Honor 5X has an octa-core Snapdragon TM 615 chipset that is clocked at 1.5 GHz. This processor used is not Qualcomm’s latest but it’s modified to 64 bit thereby having much improved speed. The phone is packed with a 3000 mAh battery.
The 5X has a 16 GB internal memory storage capacity with a slot for expandable memory of up to 128 GB. The primary camera of the device has an f/2.0 13 MP sensor with the front snapper having a 5 MP sensor. Astonishingly, the smartphone is said to come with a sticker price of $ 199 and different color variants that include grey, gold and silver.
The fingerprint scanner is also embedded at the back side of the phone for security purposes. The phone has also other sensors that include ambient light, proximity, digital compass and accelerometer. There are also shortcuts for launching the snapper or for making specific calls with just a simple touch.
Invading the U.S. market
With Huawei’s success witnessed with the Google Nexus 6P in the U.S. territory, there are eminent chances that most Chinese products are soon making their ways into the once already determined market. United States had Apple, Samsung, LG and HTC dominating the smartphone ecosystem thereby making it hard for other manufacturers to sell their devices.
Traditionally, carriers and customers in the U.S. were hooked to the two-year contract cycle in the mobile phone sector; however, this is changing as people are moving away from this system. This gave the carriers chances of having influence on the type of phones that are used. Many cheap but reliable Chinese smartphones will start flooding this once-defined market.
Huawei has also unveiled the amazing Huawei Mate 8 which will probably make its way to this market as per the specs and expectations from the 2016 CES. The Huawei Honor 5X is already open for preorders on Amazon and Newegg.