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The Honor 5C is now official, is similar to the P9 Lite but much more affordable

The Honor 5C has just dropped over in China, and its looking pretty similar to the Huawei P9 Lite. However, while it might share quite a bit in common with the former device, its certainly not similarly priced.

Under the hood, the Honor 5C has a  Kirin 650 chip mated to 2GB RAM alongside 16GB expandable storage that can be bumped up to a max of 128GB via microSD slot. It also is home to a 5.2 inch IPS FullHD screen and a 3,000mAh battery. The camera you’ll be getting here is a 13MP rear snapper with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture as well as a 8MP selfie shooter with a similar f/2.0 lens.


On top of all that, the phone also has dual-SIM support and comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with EMUI version 4.1 on top. For all its similarities to the P9 Lite, the Honor 5C doesn’t have a USB Type-C connection and is a tiny bit heavier at 156g. Of course, the phone has a fingerprint sensor out back as well.


The device will be available in three colour options and retails for CNY 899 (about RM 543) for the 3G-only model, while the 4G model runs for CNY 999 (about RM 604) as opposed to the P9 Lite which runs for about $300 (about RM 1174). It hasn’t been announced yet when the Honor 5C will hit the international market but hopefully it will be relatively soon.