That Honor 90 sales boosted their confidence. They are on a roll!
After the massive success of the Honor 90 5G, with long lines in every store nationwide, the company gained a massive confidence boost and will launch three new phones, one of which is the Honor 90 Lite, and a tablet. All at the same time!
Though, a user might say that the reason why the Honor 90 got the success it unexpectedly had is because of the JBL Flip 6 speakers, the bundled freebie during the pre-order stage. This is an ingenious marketing move by the company to attract buyers, wherein they could just purchase the speakers separately if they wanted to, since it is way cheaper than buying the phone and getting the freebie. So, we don’t see that argument as valid.
Going back, the company is launching three new phones. These are the Honor X5 Plus, X6a, and the Honor 90 Lite. The other is a tablet. Though, we’re slightly concerned about the latter phone since it is in a position that may compromise X9a sales or itself, since the phone is inferior to the X9a in many ways, including the use of an IPS LCD, a lack of a headphone jack, and a weaker MediaTek Dimensity 6020 (Dimensity 700) chipset.
To recap, the Honor X5 Plus is a budget phone, a typical one at that. Though it deviates from the others by the use of a larger 5200mAh battery versus the usual 5000mAh of others. It also uses a 90Hz IPS LCD screen wherein others would definitely use a standard 60Hz refresh rate. In the very same article, we accurately predicted that the phone will see the light of day in the Philippines.
Among other specs, there is your 5MP selfie camera, a MediaTek Helio G36 chipset with a 4/64 configuration, and 4G LTE services. The battery charges at a slow 10W rate. One major advantage this phone has is the USB-C 2.0 port which is the same one used on the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus.
The Honor X6a is an upgraded version of the X5 Plus. It still uses the same waterdrop cutout which is outdated nowadays but now uses a “triple” camera setup. Its main camera is still 50MP but the other “two” include the depth and macro cameras. What a substantial upgrade. It uses the same HD+ (1612x720px) IPS LCD as the X5 Plus but oddly lacks a faster refresh rate. It’s not really much of an upgrade, isn’t it?
A 5MP selfie camera is present here, too. It charges via a 10W USB-C 2.0 port (same port as the Apple iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus) and comes with the same 5200mAh capacity battery. 4G LTE, and Wi-Fi 6/6e are your connectivity options, as well as Bluetooth. Inside, you can find the MediaTek Helio G36 chipset with much better configuration options. Coming in at 4/128 or 6/128.
As for the upcoming Honor 90 Lite and Honor tablet, they will be discussed in another article. These two deserve it. Though, Honor has yet to confirm to us what tablet they are planning to bring here, they did give us buzzwords such as “premium-looking” and “impressive” full-view display. Based on the teaser image, it’s most likely the Honor Pad X9 they’re bringing.