January 29, 2016

honor 5X and 7 enhanced edition join the impressive honor line-up

Kuala Lumpur, 26 January 2016 - Together with the Band Z1, honor also unveiled the new honor 5x to Malaysians today, bringing digital natives a meticulously designed metallic device that features a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080 pixels Full-HD display, and a second-generation frame-free metallic fingerprint reader. Packed with an array of innovative functions and multimedia capabilities, the honor 5X is equipped to provide advanced yet intuitive experiences 24/7.

Also introduced was the new honor 7 enhanced edition, an updated model of the popular honor 7 smartphone. It now features 32GB of built-in storage, EMUI operating system version 4.0, and includes a Fast Charging Adaptor. It also now comes in Gold as an exclusive colour for the model.

“We are proud to unveil the honor 5X and 7 enhanced edition today. These devices were built with our finest craftsmanship skills and have undergone rigorous and extensive testing, which involved the participation of 500 customers from 11 countries to ensure both products deliver long-lasting performance capabilities and multimedia might for digital natives. Both the honor 5X and 7 enhanced edition are statements of our capability to offer quality-built products that employ creative technology, and reinforces our commitment to creating and bringing superior mobile internet experiences as we expand our worldwide presence,” said Allen An, E-commerce Director, Honor Malaysia.

Premium Metal
Inspired by the famous Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain, honor 5X’s sleek body blends the museum’s distinctive curved design with ergonomics principles to sit comfortably in the users’ hands. Made with a diamond-polished aluminium alloy and accentuated with a ceramic coating applied with a special brushing technique, honor 5X features a unique finish that stands out in the crowd.

Smarter fingerprint technology
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 precision over time through the re-recording of registered fingerprints. The reader also supports intuitive gesture controls such as making a call or launching an app during locked mode, taking photos, pulling down and hiding the notification bar as well as cancelling alarms.

Spectacular Full HD display
Featuring a 5.5-inch 10-point multi-touch Full-HD IPS panel with a 1920x1080 pixel display and 16.7 million colours, the honor 5X also boasts a high 72.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. The pixel-by-pixel dynamic contrast adjustment control enables improved contrast under different lighting conditions and visibility through glare.

Professional camera at your fingertips
Capture every special moment with the honor 5X. Its cutting-edge cameras capture high-quality images with excellent clarity and dynamic colour reproduction.

The 13MP back-facing camera features an 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 5 MP front-facing camera includes a wide-angle F2.4 aperture lens, 22mm wide-angle lens, and an 88-degree viewing angle - making the honor 5X the perfect selfie tool. It is also complemented by a host of exciting new photo shooting modes such as ultra-snapshot, watermarks and object tracking, as well as video recording modes, which includes time-lapse and slow motion mode.

Smooth and responsive experience
Powered by a Qualcomm 64-bit octa-core processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board memory, the honor 5X has the muscle to offer a high-performance experience, and to run modern 3D games. It also comes with a large 3,000mAh battery, integrated SmartPower 3.0 technology and an eight-point power saving plan that reduces power consumption by up to 30 percent.

As the first metallic honor phone to feature three different card slots — nano-SIM, micro-SIM, and microSD —you no longer need to make the difficult choice of either having extra storage, or an additional SIM for your second line. Both SIM slots are 4G enabled, and the microSD slot supports up to 128GB.

Enhancing the Honor 7
Based on the current top-seller model, the honor 7 enhanced edition adds a few new features to the already solid and superb model. It now comes with 32GB of on-board storage, up from 16GB. It also comes with a 9V2A Fast Charger, giving the honor 7 enhanced edition the ability to charge at twice the rate of the standard charger. It will come pre-installed with EMUI 4.0 out of the box, with updates planned in the near future.

The honor 5X will be available in three colours —  Gold, Grey, and Silver, while the honor 7 enhanced edition will be available in Gold colour. Registration for interest for both devices begins today, and the official retail prices will be announced at a later date.

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