Earlier this week Huawei announced a new handset in China the Honor 4X, it was spotted last week which was rumored to cost just $130. But as the company announced the handset official, it turns out to cost more than previously anticipated, but nonetheless its still affordable at $212. Looking through its specs, the new device fits into the mid-range market but one thing is unique about it is that it comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 on-board which is a new 64-bit processor based on ARM architecture.
Despite having a 64-bit chip, the Huawei Honor 4X will be running Android 4.4 (KitKat) out-of-the-box with Huawei’s Emotion UI 3.0 on top but as the design implies, the handset will surely be upgraded to the upcoming Android 5.0 Lollipop when finally available. This is also expected as it’s quite evident from the three main keys on the front that resembles the new on-screen buttons in Android 5.0 Lollipop and by the fact that Android 5.0 Lollipop is well geared towards 64-bit processors.
Spec-wise, the Honor 4X may not totally captivate us but it’s quite decent. Starting with the screen, the Honor 4X comes with 5.5-inch 720p diplay at 720 x 1280 resolutions, 2 GB of RAM and full support for GSM and LTE bands specifically for China. At the back is a 13 Megapixel main camera manufactured by Sony with LED flash. On the front is something for everyone to be proud of since it got a high-resolution camera at 5 Megapixels to take users for high-res video calls and ultimately high quality selfies. The handset comes in a 7.2 mm thin package with 3000 mAh battery on-board which is reported to last up to 72 hr approximately in a single charge.
Chinese locals can now pre-order the handset today for CNY 1299 ($212) and should start shipping by November 6. Huawei have not release any information for a global launch of the device but if we’re lucky to have one, we’ll keep you updated if that one comes.
- Huawei’s 64-bit Honor 4X passes through Chinese telecoms, priced agressively to combat Xiaomi(phonearena.com)
- Huawei Honor 4X Pays A Visit To TENAA, 64-Bit SoC And 2GB Of RAM In Tow(androidheadlines.com)
- Huawei Honor 4X to include a 64-bit processor(technologytell.com)