Oh I like this. Honor have sent us pictures of their new Honor 5C outside, next to a river. Perhaps James took it to the pub and snapped some photos? Well, perhaps that’s a topic we’ll need to talk to him about over a cold beer.
This is their all-new handset, announced just moments ago. It’s powered by a Kirin 650 CPU, which is an octa-core unit with four 2GHz cores and four 1.7GHz cores. It has 2GB of RAM, 16GB storage and you can crank that up with the microSD card slot.
The display is a 5.2″ 1920 x 1080 full HD unit and it has a 3000 mAh battery. There’s a 13 megapixel rear camera with a flash-capable HDR mode and you get an 8 megapixel front shooter with an F2.0 aperture.
This is the sort of handset which is really disrupting the smartphone world. It’s available in gold, silver or grey and is made from aircraft-grade aluminium alloy with a great design. It’s got a scratch-resistant anodized coating and ridged edges for grip. The reason we’re seeing phones like this changing the smartphone market? Well, when you pay a smaller amount of cash, you no longer get a rubbish phone. This, the Honor 5C, is available unlocked for a mere £149.99. It’s available today on vMall.eu, Amazon, Ebuyer, Clove and Expansys. If you want to wait until August you can get it on Pay As You Go on Three.
Look at that. Nice huh? £149.99. Compare that to other smartphones that cost £600+. Are they really worth it?
The Honor 5C runs Android Marshmallow 6 with the EMUI 4.1 GUI on top. It’s also been drop-tested and has two antennas inside which automatically switch depending on which will get the best signal. WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS also feature, although we can’t find a fingerprint reader or NFC.
More pictures and full details below…
THE HONOR 5C ARRIVES IN THE UK
London, Monday June 20, 2016 – Today, after much anticipation amongst digital natives, the Honor 5C handset has been released across Europe, reveals Honor – the world’s leading smartphone e-brand.
Unveiled via a live stream, the new Honor 5C brings state-of-the-art smartphone essentials to its young and courageous audience, including a powerful chipset to guarantee an exciting gaming experience. Adding to this, a quick processor ensures users are always one step ahead of their opponents, and with the chipset’s superior power management, you’ll enjoy a full day’s battery run-time.
The handset’s impressive 8MP front-facing camera allows you to share your winning selfies across the world. Equipped with the above features, and more, the Honor 5C is available in three colours – gold, silver and grey – at a competitive and affordable price of £149.99.
From June 20 onwards, the Honor 5C will be available to purchase at Honor’s very own online store vMall.eu, as well as through Amazon, Ebuyer, Clove and Expansys.
Alternatively from August you can buy it either on contract or on Pay As You Go (PAYG) from Three.
Akin Li, Managing Director of Honor Western Europe commented, “We are incredibly proud to introduce a smartphone to the European audience that equips consumers with the absolute essentials they need for their always-on lifestyles.”
Aircraft-grade aluminum-alloy body
The new Honor 5C handset comes with a diamond-polished, aircraft-grade aluminum-alloy body which is topped by a scratch-resistant anodized coating for lasting protection against corrosion and wear and tear. Ridged edges provide good grip and complement the brushed metal finish.
Two flagship-grade antennas are housed in the 5C. The dual antennas system automatically switches to the antenna with the best signal to prevent dropped calls. No matter where you are, or what you are exploring, the 5C will stand unwaveringly by your side.
Cutting-edge camera technology
Within the body, a 13 MP rear camera is on hand to capture the world around you. It even comes with a wide-angle macro lens for clarity in those artist close up shots. Honor created an anti-reflective lens with coating to reduce glare and prevents fingerprints from causing blurs, as well as stopping unwanted light from reaching the sensor. So wherever you are, what hurdles you overcome, the pictures you take will capture your journey.
The quality of this device guarantees a supporting smartphone, which can keep up with your spontaneous explorations. Geared at a young and dynamic audience, the 5C is built according to new quality assurance standards. A drop test from 1.5 m was made to ensure the screen and interior components can withstand significant impact. The phone was also subjected to 600 cycles of rapid temperature changes from –40°C to +70°C.
Kirin 650 chipset with flagship FinFET Plus 16 nm
Four 2.0 GHz high-performance cores
Four 1.7 GHz high efficiency cores
2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard memory (expandable with a microSD up to 128GB)
3,000 mAh battery
5.2-inch Full-HD IPS display
13MP rear camera with BSI sensor, Prime ISP, flash-capable HDR mode, and SmartImage 3.0
8MP front-facing camera with F2.0 aperture and 77° wide-angle and four-element (4P) lens