Update: Huawei’s Honor 5c shows up with Kirin 650, Redmi Note 3...

Update: Huawei’s Honor 5c shows up with Kirin 650, Redmi Note 3 rival in the making?

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Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 3 has opened up an entire new segment of phones; devices that offer near-flagship level of specifications, but don’t cost half as much. All top Chinese companies, including Lenovo and now even Meizu have an entrant in the budget phablet competition. If rumours are right, Huawei might have another addition for this list in the Honor 5c.

Alleged successor to the Honor 4c, the phone believed to be the Honor 5c seems to pack quite a punch. For starters, the device is leaked with the Huawei Kirin 950 Kirin 650 SoC that Huawei developed in-house.

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A leaked flier with ‘4.13’ written on it suggest that there will be a press conference held on the 13th of this month. However, contrast reports suggest that the phone will launch 28th April.

Honestly, its the specs more than the launch date that we’re interested in.

Besides the Kirin 650, the phone is expected to have support for LTE Cat.6. More details are expected in the coming days. That is, if the launch is on the 28th… if not, we’ll get to know the whole story on the 13th.

Stay tuned.

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  • Rob

    This won’t be a competitor as such purely on price, Huawei don’t know what the word ‘budget’ means.

    • Muhammad Yasir

      AHaha !

    • balcobomber25

      The Honor brand has been pretty good with keeping the costs down. The Honor 6 was priced competitively against competing phones from Xiaomi and One Plus. The 5x is one of the best under $200 phones in the US right now.

  • Adam Irvine

    But surely Huawei don’t know how to make a cheap ‘decent’ spec phone do they..?

    • Muhammad Yasir

      they either make cheap phones OR they make em decent …
      sad fact for a company with bucket loads o’ potential !

      • Adam Irvine

        Yep, that’s how they all end up operating like Samsung in the end…

        They get too big for their boots and forget what got them there!

        • balcobomber25

          Samsung is the worst at “budget” phones. They are either terribly outdated or terribly overpriced. The Samsung A series has Redmi specs at Mi prices.

        • Muhammad Yasir

          exactly. it enrages me so much that companies like huawei are so easily swayed and overwhelmed by the spotlight that they start thinking way beyond their heads and end up over reaching and going over board :/ !
          they forget their humble origins and beginnings and get lost in the arena of big game instead of serving the low-end and lower-mid range segment which is the sole reason for their meteoric rise in the market !

          i hope they realise this sooner and start making KILLER budget offerings again !

    • balcobomber25

      The Honor 5X is a pretty good phone for $200.

      • Adam Irvine

        SD616 though… The SD650 Redmi Note 3 Pro kicks the absolute sh1t out of that any day of the week, even the 16gb / 2gb version…

        There’s plenty of ‘better’ choice at the same or a tad cheaper price than the 5x…

  • Assefa Hanson

    like the comments below, they speak truth

  • tauerman

    What type of marketing is this? Does the snail mean their phone will be totally slow??

    • Assefa Hanson

      lol same thing i thought LMAO

      • tauerman

        I can’t read Chinese, maybe the text means something like: “We are slowly getting to the press conference date on 4.13”

        • Assefa Hanson

          lol its more funny if we imagine they are marketing the slowest phone yet XD lol, but your probably right

  • wolvie

    Problem with Huawei :
    – Huawei Price is always much more EXPENSIVE compare to Xiaomi
    – Android support for qualcomm is better than kirin, especially now Cyanogen already support Redmi Note 3 pro

    Problem with Xiaomi:
    – Always run out of stock *DARN*

    • balcobomber25

      They other problem with Xiaomi is lack of LTE bands. I prefer Xiaomi in nearly every category but Huawei is starting to include global bands on their phones.

      • highwind

        Well, missing language support in combination with locked bootloader can be a serious problem aswell, atleast for people who are not too much into flashing and stuff like that.
        Biggest problem on Huawei phones -atleast for me- is onscreen buttons and wasted lower phone area on nearly every single phone they release… thats just disgusting

        • balcobomber25

          For most people the locked bootloader isn’t a big deal. Most smartphone consumers don’t even know what a bootloader is, let a lone what a locked one is.

  • Guaire

    Redmi Note 3 has launched a full month after Meizu Metal and Letv 1s, not the other way around. Actually as far as I remember first budget phablet with fingerprint scanner and metal body came from ZTE, 4 months before the Redmi Note 3.

    https://www.gizchina.com/2015/07/29/launched-ztes-new-v3-range-of-alloy-bodied-phones-launched-from-160/

    Huawei has released its Honor 5x for that category too many months ago with the lackluster Snapdragon 616 and take charges 999 yuan for 16GB/2GB and rather unbelievable 1499 yuan for 32GB/3GB.

    C models of Honor phones usually has been lower specced than X models.

    • Muhammad Yasir

      so we can expect a GREATLY cheap phone !?

      • Guaire

        We can expect 799 yuan or below price tag with far below specs than both Redmi 3 Pro and Qiku F4 IMO.

  • Muhammad Yasir

    needs to be priced DELICATELY well , since Huawei know all about Xiaomi’s and Meizu’s hands now …