A report seems to suggest that the Honor 5X is receiving the January security update from Huawei. While there’s no official confirmation from the Shenzhen-based company regarding the issue, the aforementioned report seems to claim that the update is already live as we speak. The report also claims that the update has a file size of about 111 MB and comes with the build number KIW-L24C567B131. The changelog for the update doesn’t seem to reveal much, at least as far as the included screenshots are concerned, so it’s hard to pinpoint what exactly have changed as a result of the new software. Huawei had earlier promised regular security patches for the Honor 5X, so its reassuring to see that the company is indeed keeping up its end of the bargain. Huawei of course, has also promised Marshmallow for the handset, so it will be interesting to see when that actually comes along.
The Honor 5X was introduced by Huawei at the CES 2016 earlier this month, and went up for pre-order on Amazon and Newegg with almost immediate effect. However, it isn’t expected to be available for purchase till the end of this month. As for more details regarding the listing on the two e-commerce sites, the unlocked, SIM-free version of the device is listed on both sites at $199, and is currently being offered in dark grey, daybreak silver and sunset gold. Huawei has already tasted massive success in Europe with its Honor range of handsets, which has helped the company rack up sales of over a hundred million smartphones last year. Now, the company will be hoping that devices like the Honor 5X will help it in its endeavor of translating that European success into something concrete in the American market.
As for the device itself, the Honor 5X features a 5.5-inch Full HD display panel, and is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 SoC. The US version of the handset comes with 2 GB of RAM and only 16 GB of storage out of the box, but there is a microSD card slot that can be used to expand its storage capacity by up to 128 GB. The phone also sports a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front shooter, and comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop with Huawei’s Emotion UI (EMUI) laid on top.