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The Honor 5C arrives in the UK

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LONDON, MONDAY JUNE 20, 2016 – Today, after much anticipation amongst digital natives, the Honor 5C handset has been released across Europe, reveals Honor – the world’s leading smartphone e-brand.

Unveiled via a live stream, the new Honor 5C brings state-of-the-art smartphone essentials to its young and courageous audience, including a powerful chipset to guarantee an exciting gaming experience. Adding to this, a quick processor ensures users are always one step ahead of their opponents, and with the chipset’s superior power management, you’ll enjoy a full day’s battery run-time.

The handset’s impressive 8MP front-facing camera allows you to share your winning selfies across the world. Equipped with the above features, and more, the Honor 5C is available in three colours – gold, silver and grey – at a competitive and affordable price of £149.99. 

From June 20 onwards, the Honor 5C will be available to purchase at Honor’s very own online store vMall.eu, as well as through Amazon, Ebuyer, Clove and Expansys. 

Alternatively from August you can buy it either on contract or on Pay As You Go (PAYG) from Three.

Akin Li, Managing Director of Honor Western Europe commented, “We are incredibly proud to introduce a smartphone to the European audience that equips consumers with the absolute essentials they need for their always-on lifestyles.”

Aircraft-grade aluminum-alloy body

The new Honor 5C handset comes with a diamond-polished, aircraft-grade aluminum-alloy body which is topped by a scratch-resistant anodized coating for lasting protection against corrosion and wear and tear. Ridged edges provide good grip and complement the brushed metal finish.

Two flagship-grade antennas are housed in the 5C. The dual antennas system automatically switches to the antenna with the best signal to prevent dropped calls. No matter where you are, or what you are exploring, the 5C will stand unwaveringly by your side.

Cutting-edge camera technology 

Within the body, a 13 MP rear camera is on hand to capture the world around you. It even comes with a wide-angle macro lens for clarity in those artist close up shots. Honor created an anti-reflective lens with coating to reduce glare and prevents fingerprints from causing blurs, as well as stopping unwanted light from reaching the sensor. So wherever you are, what hurdles you overcome, the pictures you take will capture your journey.

The quality of this device guarantees a supporting smartphone, which can keep up with your spontaneous explorations. Geared at a young and dynamic audience, the 5C is built according to new quality assurance standards. A drop test from 1.5 m was made to ensure the screen and interior components can withstand significant impact. The phone was also subjected to 600 cycles of rapid temperature changes from –40°C to +70°C.


₋ Kirin 650 chipset with flagship FinFET Plus 16 nm

₋ Four 2.0 GHz high-performance cores

₋ Four 1.7 GHz high efficiency cores

₋ 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard memory (expandable with a microSD up to 128GB)

₋ 3,000 mAh battery

₋ 5.2-inch Full-HD IPS display

₋ 13MP rear camera with BSI sensor, Prime ISP, flash-capable HDR mode, and SmartImage 3.0

₋ 8MP front-facing camera with F2.0 aperture and 77° wide-angle and four-element (4P) lens


Honor is the world’s leading smartphone e-brand for digital natives. It is owned by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

Honor’s e-commerce channel, vMall, provides customers with the highest grade shopping experience that they expect. At vMall Honor’s community of digital natives can benefit from a unified, official shopping platform and all the best that Honor and Huawei have to offer, along with a number of exciting and exclusive added customer benefits.


Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking third in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2014. Sixteen R&D centers have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China.

Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei’s three business units and covers smartphones, mobile broadband devices, home devices and cloud services. Huawei’s global network is built on 20 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.