As announced earlier, Honor launched the all new phablet Honor Note 8 with a 6.6-inch display. Along with that the company also unveiled the entry-level Honor 5 smartphone. It is said to be the last device in the Honor 5 series; earlier the company launched the Honor 5X, Honor 5C, and Honor 5A. The newly launched Honor 5 comes sports 5-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display.It includes 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage
Under the hood is the MediaTek MT6735P quad-core processor clocked at 1.3Ghz and coupled with Mali-T720 GPU. It includes 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded additionally up to 128GB. Talking about the camera, there is an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera for selfies. Both the cameras are accompanied by LED flash. Apart from the power button and volume rocker, there is also a third button called ‘Easy Key’ which can be assigned to open an app.
It has separate dual SIM card slots which support 4G LTE along with VoLTE. The device is backed by a 2200mAh battery that is rated to deliver 10 hours of talk time and lasts up to 165 hours on standby.It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop based EMUI 3.1 Lite. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS/A-GPS, and MicroUSB 2.0 port. It measures 143.8 x 72 x 8.9 mm and weighs 138 grams.
The device comes in Black, White and Gold color options. It is priced at 599 Yuan and will be on sale starting tomorrow across all the online stores in China. There is no information about the launch of this device in India. The company had earlier launched the Honor 5X and Honor 5C smartphones in India priced at Rs. 12,999 and Rs. 10,999 respectively. Both the smartphones came with metal body and fingerprint sensor.