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Huawei Honor 5X Debuts in China, With Midrange Specs, Fingerprint Scanner and $157 Price Tag

Just as expected, Huawei announced today the Honor 5X midrange phone, the follow-up to the Honor 4X that we recently reviewed. This new handset is a midranger that packs some of the features you’d expect to see on a higher end model.

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We get a fingerprint scanner at the back, below the main camera, that’s supposed to unlock the device in just 0.4 seconds. There’s also a 13 megapixel camera in the mix with dual LED flash, a 5 MP selfie shooter and a 3000 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0. The handset runs on a Snapdragon 616 octa core chipset, with Adreno 405 GPU and 16 GB of storage.

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There will be two versions of the handset: one with 2 GB of RAM and one with 3 GB of RAM. Honor 5X is available as well with a dual SIM version that has dual standby and 4G LTE on both slots. The 2 GB RAM version comes at $157, while the 3 GB RAM one will cost $220.

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