honor has officially unveiled the successor to the honor 4C, the aptly named honor 5C. As was the case with the honor 5X, the 5C brings a slew of major upgrades, such as a more solid metal construction and a new in-house processor.
Just like the Huawei P9 Lite, the honor 5C is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 650 octa-core processor. The 5C is also packed with a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display, a fingerprint sensor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage – expandable with a microSD card up to 128GB – as well as a 3,000mAh battery.
Rounding out the specifications of the honor 5C are a 13MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing shooter, and EMUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. There are two variants of the honor 5C: a 3G model and a 4G one. The former goes for 899 Chinese yuan, while the latter costs 999 yuan (approximately RM600); that’s only 100 yuan difference, which is about RM60.
Judging by the hardware of the honor 5C, it is quite capable for the device’s asking prices, which are relatively similar to the honor 5X’s retail prices. The respective processors of these devices are even more interesting: while the 5C’s Kirin 650 processor’s capabilities still remain relatively unknown, it might just be more capable than the honor 5X’s Snapdragon 615 chipset.
Although the honor 5C’s prices in China are competitive (and very compelling), it remains to be seen how much it will be priced outside of the country. After all, the honor 5X goes from RM899 in Malaysia, although it only retails from 999 yuan – just like the 4G variant of the 5C – in China.