Just recently, honor has launched a brand new device in China. Dubbed the honor 5A, it is appropriately the successor to last year’s honor 4A. Naturally, it boasts some nice upgrades, including a more generous 3,100mAh battery and a faster processor.
Much like its predecessor, the honor 5A seems to have a metal frame and a plastic back, presumably to bring down the price of the device. Other than that, the 5A also has a bigger 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 IPS display now; its predecessor only had a 5-inch 720p screen.
What is particularly interesting about the honor 5A’s hardware lies in its processor: the device is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 620 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, which is quite an upgrade over the honor 4A’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 210 chipset. However, it’s worth noting that the Kirin 620 is a pretty old processor: it’s found in the honor 4X and honor 4C, which were released in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Of course, considering the fact that the honor 5A is meant to be an affordable device, the use of an older processor does make sense. Naturally, the Snapdragon 617 variant is priced slightly higher than the Kirin 620 model, although it’s a mere difference of 100 Chinese yuan (about RM60). Rounding out the specifications of the honor 5A are 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable internal storage, a 13MP rear camera, an 8MP front-facing shooter, and LTE connectivity.
The honor 5A is currently available for pre-order in China for 699 yuan (about RM435) – this is the standard variant – and 799 yuan (approximately RM495) for the full network compatible model with Snapdragon 617 processor; both variants will go on sale officially on the 17th of June in the country. Seeing how the honor 4A was never made available in Malaysia, it wouldn’t be surprising if the same applies to the honor 5A as well.