honor’s next device may have just been revealed. On TENAA, Huawei has registered a device with the model number “NEM-TL00.” Many believe that this is the honor 5C, and its specifications – which were revealed in the TENAA listing – suggest that it may be a more affordable alternative to the Huawei P9 Lite.
This doesn’t come as a surprise, seeing how the P8 Lite and honor 4C shared similar hardware as well. More interestingly, in comparison to its predecessor, the honor 5C packs quite an upgrade. These include a more premium metal body, a rear fingerprint sensor, and a new octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz.
While the listing did not specify the name of the processor, it’s believed that this is the Kirin 650 chipset: the very same SoC powering the Huawei P9 Lite. honor’s decision to return to its own in-house processor – the honor 5X features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset instead – is an interesting move, as it may reduce the retail price of the device. This would effectively make the 5C more accessible to consumers on a tight budget.
Other specifications of the honor 5C revealed in the TENAA certification include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, a 13MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing snapper, and a modest 2,900mAh battery. The device will also run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.
At the time of this writing, the availability and retail price of the honor 5C have not been confirmed yet. As far as rumours go, however, the 5C may be unveiled on the 28th of April with a 999 Chinese yuan (about RM600) price tag.