$150 Huawei Honor Play 5X to launch 10th October

Chinese regulatory authority TENAA has spoiled more than just one launch in the recent past. More recently, TENAA acted as the window between us and a particular Huawei phone — the Honor Play 5X.

Confirming the existence of the device, Huawei sent out press invites for October 10th, which is when the device will be launched. Honor phones from Huawei are known to be fairly affordable, while the ‘Play’ series takes it to the next level.


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The youth-focused Honor Play 5X will have the MediaTek MT6735 SoC, which GizChina patrons will be well acquainted with. Along with that, the Honor Play 5X will feature a 5-inch 1280 x 720p HD display, a 13 mega-pixel camera on the rear, a 5 mega-pixel one on the front with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. The phone will also feature a rather interesting sized battery, in a 4000mAh one.

Expect the phone to be well under the $200 mark if Huawei wants to make a mark with this one. Specifically, a price tag more towards $150 than just under $200… which is also what the leaks have suggested — 999 Yuan ($157).

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  1. Young
    October 6, 2015

    Huawei product is always unnecessary expensive. I doubt if this one will be below 200 USD.

    • Lars
      October 6, 2015

      Honor is not expensive compared to other European devices, it’s rather cheap to be honest. Compared to Chinese devices you might have a point.

      • Pol Pastrello
        October 6, 2015

        Ahahahah compared to Official European ASUS Zenphone Honor is very expensive! It’s not cheap like you say …

        • Lars
          October 6, 2015

          They both cost around 300€ in Europe but the Honor has slightly better specs so don’t know what you are talking about. The Zenfone is also a different size with its bigger panel and format so you can’t exactly put them in the same league.

  2. October 6, 2015

    MT6735 for $150? Are they smoking crack?

    • Steven Fox
      October 6, 2015

      It`s a known brand name, there are a few Chinese companies offering around 120-130$ MT6735 devices, but will be hard to beat the M2 in quality and price.