Huawei also announces $90 Honor 5 Play

Vlad, 01 August, 2016

The top of the line (and positively huge) Honor Note 8 isn't the only smartphone that Huawei has unveiled today. It's joined in the its sub-brand's portfolio by the extremely cheap Honor 5 Play, which is meant to be the successor to the Honor 4 Play from 2014.

Like that model, Huawei Honor 5 Play is decidedly low-end. It comes with a 5-inch 720p touchscreen, an 8 MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, a 2 MP selfie camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 2,200 mAh battery. It's powered by the MediaTek MT6735 chipset, which features a 1.3 GHz quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU.

It supports 4G networks, including VoLTE, and dual-SIM functionality. It runs Android of course, but it's unclear which exact version. Huawei's EMUI should be plastered on top regardless. All in all, the Honor 5 Play is a good upgrade compared to the Honor 4 Play, coming with a slightly higher-clocked CPU, more RAM, more storage, and a bigger battery.

It will be offered in China in gold, black, and white. It will go on sale tomorrow for just CNY 599, which at the current exchange rates means $90 or €80. Whether or not it will be sold in other markets remains to be seen.

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  • Ihsan.ops

Its available since june 1st.. In Bangladesh named Huawei Y5 II .. 😜

  • AnonD-264589

Get ready to see it over 170 euros in the European markets

Given that it is never as simple as that to convert, no there isn't. It is never a direct 100% conversion rate. IF it comes to the UK it will be around £100. If it doesn't, we have to pay import tax which takes it up to £100. So my exampl...

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