The main selling point of the Honor 5X is its frameless fingerprint sensor
The Huawei Honor 5X, which was announced last year, is officially coming to the U.S., according to an announcement at CES 2016, confirming earlier reports that the smartphone is launching stateside. While the phone’s specs aren’t mind-blowing, its low price gives it an edge over Android rivals.
Available in gold, silver, and gray, the Honor 5X retails for $199.99 at Amazon, Newegg, and Huawei’s website. The device is marketed as a “no nonsense” phone, with decent specs and a diamond-polished aluminum body designed by Spanish designer Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
But the main selling point of the Honor 5X is its frameless fingerprint sensor that reportedly has self-learning capabilities. For instance, the sensor supports intuitive gesture controls, allowing users to make calls or launch apps in locked mode.
The adaptive sensor also enhances the device’s security over time, making it more advanced than Apple’s fingerprint sensor or even Samsung’s technology.
When it comes to the hardware specs, the Honor 5X is powered by a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and a 2GB RAM with 16GB of storage. It has a 3,000 mAh battery, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and microSD support.
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"Since its founding two years ago, the honor brand has seen extraordinary growth by focusing on the online market and bringing millennials devices that fit their digital lifestyles," said Zhao. "That success led to expansion beyond China. We are excited for the U.S. to be the first global market for Honor 5X."