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[CES 2016] Huawei Honor 5X – a mid-range smartphone with a premium finish

Huawei Honor 5X was announced at CES this week and the device seems to be a budget-friendly smartphone for anyone in need of a new phone. The phone costs $199 and it is already available for pre-purchase on Amazon.

 

Huawei Honor 5X

 

 

What are you getting for $199?

 

Huawei Honor 5X is not a too shabby phone but not flagship-worthy either. Here’s its full spec list:

 

  • Display: 5.5 inch IPS LCD, 1920×1080 401 PPI
  • Operating System: Android 5.1 + EMUI3.1
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
  • Memory: 16GB ROM / 2 GB RAM; Micro SD expandable up to 128GB
  • Camera: 13.0 MP AF ; Front: 5.0 MP
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Dimensions: 151.3 x 76.3 x 8.15 mm; 158g
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 ; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 2.4G ; USB 2.0 high speed GPSGPS/AGPS/Glonass
  • Sensors: Accelerometer; Proximity sensor; Ambient light sensor; Compass, Fingerprint

 

Honor 5x

 

 

Design-wise, Honor 5X has a full-metal body with a ceramic coating, which makes it look better than a mid-range device. You can get it in silver, grey and gold and you will find it feeling pretty premium in hand. The back shows a fingerprint sensor that you can find on all of Huawei’s newest phones.

 

If you want one of these phones already, you can pre-oder on Amazon or you can wait until January 31st to get it from HiHonor.com. It will be available on Newegg after launch as well.

 

Source: HiHonor

 

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[CES 2016] Huawei launches mid-range GX8 on the US market

Huawei just launched its mid-range GX8 on the American market. The device has been around in select markets since September 2015 but in the next few months it will also start to sell in the US. There is no official pricing available yet, but the vehiculated tag is $349.99.

 

Huawei GX8

 

 

Huawei GX8 has been relatively popular in select markets across Europe, but its price may not be just exactly what US buyers expect. Here’s what you get for 350 bucks:

 

  • Display: Size: 5.5 inches, 1920×1080 (Full HD)
  • Operating System: Android 5.1 + EMUI 3.1
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa
  • Memory: 16GB ROM / 2 GB RAM, microSD expandable up to 128GB
  • Camera: Rear: 13.0MP AF, Front: 5.0MP
  • Battery: 3000mAh
  • Dimension: 152mm x 76.5mm x 7.5mm; 167 g
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 ; WiFi 802.11b/g/n, 2.4G ;MicroUSB 2.0 high speed
  • Sensors: Accelerometer; Proximity sensor; Ambient light sensor; Compass, Fingerprint

 

Huawei GX 8 ad

 

 

GX8 proves to be a mid-range smartphone with a Snapdragon 615 processor and (only) 16GB of storage. The price puts this device against Nexus 5X or Moto X Pure, AND it will launch with Android 5.1, which could make it a tough sell to most customers.

 

Huawei GX8 will be available for purchase through Amazon and the GetHuawei store. There is no official date when you can buy yours yet though.

 

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Samsung Galaxy Grand On passes Chinese FCC regulations!

Samsung Galaxy Grand On is just around the corner and everyone’s waiting for it! When you are a person on a budget and don’t really need all the flagship hassle and the price-tag associated with it, you are happy knowing there’s that mid-range smartphone launching for you just around the corner! The Grand On was seen on TENAA under the SM-G5500 model, where it was approved by the Chinese FCC. This means the device is ready for launch anytime now.

 

SAMSUNG Galaxy Grand On

 

Possible Samsung Galaxy Grand On specs:

 

  • 5.1” display with 720 x 1280p res
  • dual-core 1.2 GHz CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB built-in storage
  • microSD card slot with support for up to 128GB
  • 8MB rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • GSM, TD-SCDMA, TD-LTE, LTE FDD, WCDMA connectivity.

 

Galaxy Grand On has been part of recent Samsung rumors and it is supposedly part of the Galaxy O series. We are eager to see this affordable smartphone reach stores soon!

 

Source: AndroidCommunity

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LG Class unveiled today – mid-range full-metal smartphone for all

LG Class showed its official face today and it looks and feels just like the mid-range smartphone it is. It was teased last week and now it was apparently time to release it into the world. The Class has a full-metal design and it presents itself as a true mid-range device with a premium finish.

 

LG Class

 

Under the hood, LG Class hides a quad-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage plus a microSD slot. Everything is hidden under a 5-inch full HD display. The device will come with Android 5.1 straight out of the box and it is powered by a 2050 mAh battery. Connectivity options include NFC, GPS, Bluetooth and WiFi, of course.

 

The main rear camera is a 13MP sensor with auto- focus and flash and the front camera has a 8MP sensor. The overall design is similar to previous LG models, with power and volume rockers on the back of the device, under the camera.

 

LG Class is already available in South Korea for the price of 399,300 won – that’s around $340 – and you will be able to choose it in White, Silver, Gold, and Blue Black.

Source: IBNLive

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HTC One A9 rumored to launch in November

HTC One A9 could launch in November, and there’s word of possible specs floating around too. It all goes back to @evleaks, of course, who revealed new information regarding HTC’s newest family member.

 

HTC One A9

 

The device will reportedly have a 5-inch FHD AMOLED display and it willl be powered by a Snapdragon 617 processor plus 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a 13MP rear camera plus a 4MP Ultra-Pixel front camera. Other specs include a 2,150 mAh battery, a microSD slot and the fingerprint reader every device on the market seems to want now.

 

The metal build found in HTC flagships will also clad the HTC One A9.

 

The device will also be known as Hima Aero and it should launch sometime in November. It will be available in six different colors you can choose from. It all differs according to carriers as there will be color-exclusive devices to different US carriers at launch.

 

Even if we know it is not a flagship device, could the One A9 be HTC’s final gift to its fans before the launch of its One “M” for 2016? We will have to wait and see.

 

Source: @evleaks