Having recently released the Ascend P7, it looks like Huawei is back to announcing larger devices for their home market. The Chinese manufacturer has recently announced the Honor 3X Pro and a 4G version of the Honor 3C. Both of these devices are on the larger side, but also come with some pretty decent features, and one of them even runs Android 4.4 KitKat. The Honor 3X Pro is the device we saw leak out some time ago with a faux leather backing like some of Samsung’s latest devices and is definitely the more powerful out of these pair.
The Honor 3X Pro is a 5.5-inch device with a Full HD display, powered by a MediaTek MT6592 Octa-Core CPU and 2GB of RAM. Storage starts at 16GB but can be expanded and there’s a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera around the front. This is a 3G-only device (thanks to the MediaTek CPU) and is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery. Unfortunately, this is the one that’s running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, again thanks to the MediaTek CPU.
Huawei’s latest device running Android 4.4 KitKat is the 4G version of the Honor 3C, which is a 5-inch 720p device with a 1.6 Ghz quad-core CPU from Huawei themselves. The device is also running a newer version of Huawei’s emotion UI at 2.3, as oppose to 2.0 on the Honor 3X Pro. For imaging this has an 8-megapixel camera around back, with a 5-megapixel shooter around front and a 2,300 mAh battery.
Both devices should be available in China soon and depending on where you are in the world, you could see these devices launch there as well. The Honor 3C has previously been on sale in India, but the 4G version obviously supports LTE speeds now. It’s a real shame to see Android 4.2 on a device as capable as the Honor 3X Pro, but until MediaTek step up and release new binary drivers – or the source code that they’re legally supposed to – there’s little that manufacturers can do.