This year Huawei certainly gained lots of positive media buzz by manufacturing the Nexus 6P for Google. Huawei wants to capitalize on that by launching two new own-branded smartphones in the United States – a market that is presently dominated by Apple, Samsung and LG.
Huawei will showcase its recently announced Honor 5X and Mate 8 handsets at CES 2016 (January 6 – January 9), according to The Wall Street Journal, planning to release them stateside soon after that. Furthermore, Huawei also plans to present a new smartwatch at CES 2016.
Both the Honor 5X and Mate 8 are already available in Huawei’s home country, China, for prices beginning at around $150 and $500, respectively. Most probably, US prices will be higher.
The Huawei Mate 8 is a smartphone made from metal, which runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and features a 6-inch display with 1080×1920 pixels. The Mate 8 is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor and features a fingerprint scanner, LTE connectivity, 16 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, 8 MP front-facing camera, a 4000 mAh battery and microSD card support. There are two versions of this handset: one with 64 GB/ 128 GB of internal memory and 4 GB of RAM; and one with 32 GB of internal memory and 3 GB of RAM.
Regarding the Huawei Honor 5X, this is also made of metal, although it is smaller than the Mate 8 and because it offers a 5.5 inch 1080p display. Other features include an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, LTE, 5MP front-facing camera, 13MP rear camera, a 3000 mAh battery, 16 GB of storage space, and 2 GB/ 3 GB of RAM.
Would you consider purchasing any of these two Huawei smartphones?