Huawei GR5 launched during South East Asia Huawei Event

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Today at the launch event of Huawei Mate 8 for South East Asia, we witnessed a surprise unveiling of the new Huawei GR5, a mid-range phone with a metal build which is quite identical to the Huawei Honor 5x launched last year.

Huawei GR5

Huawei GR5 sports a same 5.5-inch display like the Honor 5x with Full HD 1080P resolution. It has a Qualcomm’s latest mid end chipset, the Snapdragon 616, that comes with a two 64 bit quad core processor (1.7Ghz quad core Cortex A53+ 1.2Ghz quad core Cortex A53). The processor is supplemented by an Adreno 405 for graphics. In terms of storage, the Huawei GR5 has 16GB of inbuilt storage with a provision of microSD card expansion slot that is upgraded upto 64GB.

Huawei GR5

The Huawei GR5 comes in a metal build construction and should feel premium. It has a 13MP rear shooter with smart image 3.0 image processor and a 5MP snapper up front with f/2.2 aperture, 22mm wide-angle, 4P Lens, Blue Glass filter and an 88 degrees wide angle lens. The back is non-removable and inside there is a 3000mAh battery which supports quick charging 3.0. And also features a fingerprint sensor on the back. The addition of three different card slot each for a micro sim, nano sim, and Micro SD card is a long awaited feature on handsets.

Huawei GR5 will be launched in Nepal next month. The price is still unknown but being identical to the Honor 5x it might fall under the same price category.

Huawei GR5 Factsheets:

Model GR5
System Android 5.1
Processor Model  Snapdragon 616 4×1.5Ghz+4×1.2Ghz
  • Full metal 0.8mm aluminum uni-body
  • High-speed zircon sand-blast finish
  • 5.5” full high definition screen
  • 3D curved back
  • Metal line drawings on the back of phone create a tactile surface
  • 5.5” full high definition screen
  • Assertive technology adjusts colour saturation and contrast in real time
Fingerprint Features
  • 100% improved second generation fingerprint identification technology
  • Quick unlock; 0.5 seconds
  • 360-degree identification
  • Wet and dry finger access
  • Multifunction:
    • Unlocks screen
    • Accepts calls
    • Silences alarm
    • Shows and clears notifications
    • Takes photos
  • Smarter functionality – swipe down and double tap to show and clear notification bar
  • Safer- fingerprint information store in chipset which protect your privacy in safer way.
Primary Camera
  • 13MP rear-facing camera
  • F2.0 aperture
  • 7cm Microshot
  • Stacked CMOS sensor
  • Instant photo taken via fingerprint
  • Fully featured:
    • Slow mo, 4x slower that real life
    • Time-lapse
    • Perfect selfie mode
    • 10 level beauty mode
    • Good Food mode
Front Camera 5MP
Battery Capacity 3000mAh

  • 3000mAH battery capable of:
    • 72 hours for light user
    • 48 hours for moderate user
    • 24 hours for heavy user
  • 2A compatible battery for fast charge
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
Memory 2GB RAM+ 16GB ROM
Color White / Black / Gold
Size 151.3×76.3×8.15mm