The new Huawei Honor 5X is about to make its commercial debut and will hit Europe soon, set to arrive in early February.
We already knew that the Huawei Honor 5X U.S. launch was set for the end of January, but now we have more details regarding a wider release. UK and Continental Europe will get the budget-friendly handset soon after the U.S. early next month.
Huawei already listed the Honor 5X on its European online store, the Vmall, complete with a teaser countdown showing the time left until the smartphone goes on sale. The company has yet to reveal pricing details, but the countdown shows a Feb. 4 release for Europe.
For those unfamiliar with the Huawei Honor 5X, here's what to expect from this affordable handset in terms of specifications. A 5.5-inch display offers a full HD (1080p) resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset with an octa-core 1.5GHz CPU will power things off, and 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM (depending on model) will ensure a fast and fluid performance.
The Honor 5X further packs 16 GB of internal storage space, expandable via microSD, a 13-megapixel main camera with dual-tone LED flash, a 5-megapixel front shooter and a 3,000 mAh battery. Huawei also touts an "ultra-fast" fingerprint reader.
The smartphone comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, but will receive an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, as well as regular security patches.
European customers interested in the Huawei Honor 5X can enter their email address on the Vmall website and receive a promo code from Huawei to get a discount on the handset. Depending on location, that discount will shave £20, €20 or CHF 20 off the smartphone's price. Huawei is also offering a second promo code for those who buy the Honor 5X, knocking £10, €10 or CHF 10 off their next order.
The offer should be valid in all nine European markets where Huawei's Vmall is available, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
For more information about the smartphone, check out our Huawei Honor 5X review roundup to see what early reviewers think of the handset.