Huawei Honor 5X now selling in Canada as Huawei GR5

Huawei Honor 5X has finally landed in Canada but it’s called Huawei GR5 there. Local telecom operator Rogers is now selling the device in the country. Consumers can get it for free on a regular two-year contract or purchase an unlocked device for CAD $375.

Huawei GR5 aka the Honor 5X was originally launched in China in October last year. It also went on sale in India, USA and Europe three months back in February. Lets have a look at the specifications of the device now.


Huawei GR5 Specifications

The Huawei GR5 features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display that is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 (Quad 1.5 GHz + Quad 1.2 GHz) processor along with Adreno 405 GPU. It has 2 GB of RAM and comes with 16 GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. The device runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box with EMUI 3.1 on top of it. It might get an update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.0 soon.

The GR5 rocks a 13 megapixel rear primary camera with LED flash, Sony or Samsung sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 28 mm wide-angle 5P lens. There is also a 5 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture, 22 mm wide-angle lens and 1.4 micron pixel size for selfies and video calling. It comes with Dual SIM (micro + nano) support. It has a unibody metal build that is 8.15 mm thick and weighs 158 grams. It comes with a fingerprint scanner 2.0 that is situated below the camera on the back side and it unlocks the phone in less than 0.5 seconds, according to the company.

The GR5 comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, USB OTG and GPS as connectivity options. The phablet packs in a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood. It also has Box speakers and Smart PA audio chip on board.

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