Huawei Honor 5x sighted at TENAA, why have Huawei made a HTC clone?


huawei honor 5x

I’m sure you can all agree that Huawei is the rising star of the Chinese phone world, so why then have they decided that building a HTC clone is a wise decision?

China’s TENAA Certification process has just listed the latest addition to the Huawei Honor range. The phone is the Honor 5X, and is likely to launch in October to replace the Honor 4X which has been on sale for almost 12 months.

From the TENAA details we can make out that Huawei have really made an effort to boost the design, build and hardware of the new Honor phone. A full metal body, dual LED flash, and rear fingerprint scanner are all clearly visible in the images.

What’s also visible is a close resemblance to HTC devices. The rounded body, rear antenna design and brushed metal finish all scream HTC. Why Huawei would choose to do something like this is beyond us, but they aren’t the only ones. Lenovo have made a fair few iPhone clones as have ZTE.

Moving away from the design TENAA also reveal the Huawei Honor 5X has a 5.5-inch FHD display, octacore chipset, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. A further leak from Antutu reveals a 13 mega-pixel main camera, 5 mega-pixel front and 3GB RAM.

huawei honor 5x

The fingerprint scanner is a real plus on the phone especially if it ships for a rumoured 1000 Yuan price tag. Even with the HTC design, a phone of that price from a big name is hard to pass up.

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10 Comments

  1. Steve B
    September 29, 2015

    I think it’s called ‘putting the boot in’

  2. illystor
    September 29, 2015

    This is such a strange time to bring up, and even put in the title, a mention of HTC stylings. The Honor 7, the G8, the Mate S all have pretty consistent and similar design language, it seems that the latest batch of Huawei devices are all trying for a somewhat unified look, which this 5X seems to be continuing. I’m not denying similarities exist, it just seems odd reporting.

  3. Achilles
    September 29, 2015

    Oh Come On Guys!
    Why snapdragon 615?

    It sucks, use 6795, it’s so cheap and with better performance, look at redmi note 2 or LETV X600.
    Sale price for both is under 200$ international reseller price!

  4. Guaire
    September 29, 2015

    A bit late for that question. Huawei picked HTC design language long ago. BTW that design almost popular as iPhone design around various Chinese brands.

    It has 32GB internal storage according to the source.

    Looked for its dimensions, but can’t find.

    Knowing Honor, this one will be no less than 1500 yuan IMO.

  5. Steve B
    September 29, 2015

    I think it’s called ‘putting the boot in’

  6. illystor
    September 29, 2015

    This is such a strange time to bring up, and even put in the title, a mention of HTC stylings. The Honor 7, the G8, the Mate S all have pretty consistent and similar design language, it seems that the latest batch of Huawei devices are all trying for a somewhat unified look, which this 5X seems to be continuing. I’m not denying similarities exist, it just seems odd reporting.

  7. Achilles
    September 29, 2015

    Oh Come On Guys!
    Why snapdragon 615?

    It sucks, use 6795, it’s so cheap and with better performance, look at redmi note 2 or LETV X600.
    Sale price for both is under 200$ international reseller price!

  8. Guaire
    September 29, 2015

    A bit late for that question. Huawei picked HTC design language long ago. BTW that design almost popular as iPhone design around various Chinese brands.

    It has 32GB internal storage according to the source.

    Looked for its dimensions, but can’t find.

    Knowing Honor, this one will be no less than 1500 yuan IMO.

  9. Muzamil Sarfraz
    October 2, 2015

    i think huawei loves this metal back design with thin bezels and it really looks good its better than htc’s design actually since there is no black chin and fat bezels like the one
    the design of mate s and mate 7 are wonderful and huawei knows it

  10. Muzamil Sarfraz
    October 2, 2015

    i think huawei loves this metal back design with thin bezels and it really looks good its better than htc’s design actually since there is no black chin and fat bezels like the one
    the design of mate s and mate 7 are wonderful and huawei knows it