After the revelation of the Stagefright exploit, which has been said to affect almost all Android devices, along with Google, major OEMs promised to release security updates monthly to guarantee future protection against any security problems. Although, this approach is somewhat new, we are still wondering how manufacturers will workaround handling such frequent updates on their devices. HTC has not yet explicitly committed to these monthly OTA security patches, while referring to this concept as ‘unrealistic’.

The Huawei handset is the latest addition to the list of devices that have already received the January security update. The Honor 5X is yet to reach the USA. With shipping to begin on January 31st, it means the phone will arrive being fully safe and secure. This is however not a one time thing, as the company had previously mentioned that the Honor 5X will receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update in the future, as well as the latest Honor EMUI4 custom build software.

Available for US$199 in Amazon, the mid-range Honor 5X smartphone sports 5.5 inches of screen, 2GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, 3,000 mAh battery capacity, a main camera of 13MP, a 5MP camera for selfies and 16GB of internal storage.

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