Honor 4C lands as budget smartphone powerhouse, with a catch

Huawei has launched a new budget smartphone as part of its spin-off Honor business.

The Honor 4C is the company’s latest offering, and is set to price up at a mere CNY 799 – that’s about £85.

Unfortunately, it’s a China-only release – at least for now – so UK Honor fans may be disappointed to hear that the device actually has decent specs for the price.

For a start, you get a 5-inch 720 x 1280 pixel resolution IPS display, which isn’t bad for an ultra-low end handset.

Powering the Honor 4C is an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 620 processor apried with 2GB of RAM.

It’s also got dual-SIM slots, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, LED flash, and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera.

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There’s a lowly 8GB of built-in storage, but you can pad this out by a further 32GB thanks to the microSD slot.

All this is juiced up by a 2,550mAh battery pack, which should proffer a respectable battery life considering the low-power processor and basic HD display.

The device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat – not Lollipop, unfortunately – and comes skinned with Honor’s own EMUI 3.0.

Huawei’s Honor handsets aren’t strangers to UK shores, but it’s not clear whether this specific device will make it to Blighty. Fingers crossed, eh?

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