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Honor 5X headed to Europe February 4

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The latest affordable mid-range smartphone from Huawei's Honor spin-off brand, the Honor 5X, is on its way to Europe in just over a week.

We recently reviewed the Huawei Mate 8, Huawei's upper-mid-range phablet, but this latest phone belongs to the Chinese company's younger and funkier Honor brand.

The Honor 5X has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core Snapdragon 615 CPU, a 13-megapixel camera, and a fingerprint sensor. All of this is wrapped up in a slick metal design.

Of course, you'll also have to put up with Huawei's usual muddled UI, which is a bit of a shame. But hey, there are plenty of decent launchers out there (including Google's own).

Our friends in the US recently received news of a local release for the 5X, but now we know that it's coming to Europe too.

Over on Huawei's official European website, the Honor 5X takes pride of place on the front page. Overlaying it is a countdown time counting down to the afternoon of February 4.

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There's no pricing yet, but over in the US the Honor 5X costs just $199 (£140). It's a bit of a bargain, by all accounts.

Also featured on the VMall website is a promotional offer that gives you a £20 sign-up bonus and £10 off your next Huawei purchase.

For another classy smartphone bargain from China, check out our OnePlus 2 review video:

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