LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The wait is over for Internet-minded millennials that demand a smartphone purpose-built for their lifestyles. The U.S. debut of honor 5X from honor, the energetic and online-first brand, means that young, stylish and adventurous consumers can have all the essentials – high quality metal construction, next-generation fingerprint technology and inspired-design – they need to experience and share life's everyday adventures.
"honor 5X is a no nonsense smartphone that delivers all the essentials millennials want and need in a device," said George Zhao, president of honor. "We designed honor 5X to be an extension of the personalities of its users – cool, stylish and iconic – and it integrates creative technology so users get the most from their device and have a superior Internet experience, all at an affordable price."
honor 5X will be available in three colors – gold, silver and grey – on January 31. It will be available on Amazon.com, Newegg.com and HiHonor.com/us at USD 199.99.
"Since its founding two years ago, the honor brand has seen extraordinary growth by focusing on the online market and bringing millennials devices that fit their digital lifestyles," said Zhao. "That success led to expansion beyond China. We are excited for the U.S. to be the first global market for honor 5X."
Inspired by the shape and design of the famous Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain, honor 5X's aluminum alloy body blends a distinctive curved design with ergonomic principles to feel comfortably in users' hands. Constructed with a diamond-polished aluminum alloy and accentuated with a ceramic coating applied with a special brushing technique, honor 5X has a unique finish made for showing off.
honor 5X's rear panel houses a second-generation, frame-free fingerprint sensor that offers stellar performance, accuracy and a 0.5-second unlocking time. The adaptive sensor boasts a self-learning capability that enhances scanning accuracy over time. The reader also supports intuitive gesture controls for making a call or launching an app during locked mode, taking photos, pulling down and hiding the notification bar as well as canceling an alarm.
Camera and Display
honor 5X features professional-grade cameras to capture high-quality images with advanced clarity and dynamic color reproduction. The 13MP back-facing camera features a F2.0 aperture, 28mm wide-angle lens, a blue glass infrared filter, and a macro mode for close-up shots. With a SmartImage 3.0 image processor and anti-reflective coating on the camera lens, the 5X can easily capture vivid images even in low light.
The 5MP front-facing camera includes a F2.4 aperture, 22mm wide-angle lens and an 88-degree viewing angle, making the honor 5X the perfect selfie tool.
Users can enjoy photos and videos on the 5.5-inch, 10-point multi-touch Full-HD IPS display. honor 5X delivers vivid pictures with dynamic contrast adjustment control for improved contrast under different lighting conditions.
honor band Z1 and honor hybrid earphones
Joining honor 5X in the U.S. is honor band Z1, a lightweight, all-weather, water-resistant wearable with health, sports and fitness tracking capabilities.
Designed with equal emphasis on durability, performance and style, honor band Z1 tracks daily activities, automatically recognizes walking and running and calculates calorie burn. With a scratch resistant steel body and its OLED touch display has a 128-by-128 pixel resolution,, the honor band Z1 is also water resistant up to IP68, allowing it to operate in the rain and damp conditions.
With up to three days battery life on one charge, honor band Z1 also shows notifications for incoming calls, smart alarms and is compatible with devices running Android 4.4.4 or above and iOS 7.0 or above.
honor band Z1 comes with a durable, diamond-patterned strap in three colors - black, cream and white – and will be available on HiHonor.com/us starting January 31 at USD 79.99.
Providing a full experience to digital natives in the U.S., honor is also bringing the honor hybrid earphones to consumers. Blending style and comfort, the earphones feature hybrid technology with dynamic and Knowles balanced armature drivers, delivering clear and accurate sound with impressive sound isolation performance.
The honor hybrid earphones will also be available on Hihonor.com/us starting January 31 at USD 59.99.
honor is a leading mobile device e-brand under Huawei. In line with its slogan, "for the brave", the brand aimed to meet the needs of digital natives through internet-optimized products offering superior user experiences, inspiring action, fostering creativity and empowering the young to achieve their dreams. honor has set itself apart by showcasing its own bravery to do things differently and to usher in the latest technologies and innovations for customers.