Huawei have today announced the dual-camera GR5 smartphone will be available in Australia through Vodafone from April 12 for $399.

Aimed at the more budget conscious the GR5 has a 5.5inch full HD screen, uni-body metal construction and draws on the features of the Huawei premium Mate 9 and P10 range to bring features to a lower price point.

Huawei say it’s the first dual-lens smartphone under $400.

With a 12MP and 2MP camera on the back, autofocus is achieved in just 0.3 seconds, and depth of field effects are possible for a higher end DSLR like look to your photos.

At 3270mAh the battery is big, and should easily push through a full day when compared to the power and battery of similarly sized phones.

Vodafone’s exclusivity lasts a little while with an open retail launch likely in a shortly into Q2.

Technical Specifications

LCD 5.5 inches

1920 x 1080p (FHD)

Screen Multi touch-sensitive screen
Colour Gray
Dimensions 150.9mm (L) x 76.2mm (W) x 8.2mm (T)
Weight Approx 162g (including battery)
Memory ROM: 32GB


External Memory Support – Micro SD upto 128GB

Processor Kirin 655, Octa-Core (4×2.1GHz + 4×1.7GHz)
Camera Main: 12MP + 2MP camera

Photo resolution up to 3968 x 2976

Video resolution up to 1920 x 1080


Secondary: 8MP camera

Photo resolution up to 3264 x 2448

Support 720p / 1080p video recording


Wide aperture mode, professional mode, food more, perfect selfie, beauty mode, make up mode for the front camera, panorama, HDR, watermark, audio note, ultra snapshot, best photo, smile snapshot, audio control, timer function, touch to capture, and time lapse mode.


Battery 3340 mAH

Charging duration 2.5 Hours

Airtime: Up to 19 hours [2]

Standby Time: Up to 538 Hours[3]

Operating system EMUI4.1 (Compatible with Android M)