Huawei has launched the Honor 5 Play (Honor 5) smartphone, the latest 4G with VoLTE capable smartphone in China. It packs a 5-inch HD IPS display running on a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6735p processor with Mali-T720 GPU and 2GB RAM.
The Honor 5 comes with 16GB internal storage which is expandable with a dedicated microSD card slot. You get Android 5.1 Lollipop running on the device with EM UI 3.1, which is a bit sad to see given this is a new launch. Along with the budget minded Honor 5, the company also launched the massive 6.6-inch display bearing Honor Note 8 in China running on Android Marshmallow.
Coming to cameras, you have an 8MP autofocus rear unit and a 2MP front-camera for selfies with a front-facing flash. The build is primarily plastic here, but there is a difference. Apart from the usual assortment of buttons, there is an Easy Key on the left side of the phone which can be used to launch apps, toggle the flashlight, launch camera, you get the drift.
Connectivity options include dual-SIM 4G LTE with VoLTE support, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and FM Radio. Everything is powered by a 2200mAh battery.
Honor 5/Play: Pricing and Availability
The Honor 5 will be available in China starting today on VMall and JD.com, August 2nd priced at 599 Yuan (about $90 or Rs. 6000.) It comes in black, gold and white colors.