Huawei Mate 8 and Honor 5X to be launched next year in the US

Huawei Mate 8 and Honor 5X to be launched next year in the US
Huawei this year certainly gained a lot of positive media buzz by manufacturing the Nexus 6P for Google. The company wants to capitalize on that by releasing two new own-branded smartphones in the US - a market that's currently dominated by Apple, Samsung, and LG (with Motorola and ZTE completing the top 5).

According to The Wall Street Journal, Huawei will showcase its recently announced Mate 8 and Honor 5X handsets at CES 2016 (January 6 - January 9), planning to launch them stateside not long after that. Moreover, the company also intends to present a new smartwatch at CES 2016 (presumably one that runs Android Wear, just like the current Huawei Watch).

Both the Mate 8 and Honor 5X are already available in China, Huawei's home country, for prices starting at about $500 and $150, respectively. Most likely, US prices will be higher.

The Huawei Mate 8 is a metal-made smartphone that runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow (customized with Huawei's Emotion UI) and sports a 6-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels. Powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor, the Mate 8 features LTE connectivity, a fingerprint scanner, 8 MP front-facing camera, 16 MP rear camera with optical image stabilization, microSD card support, and a 4000 mAh battery. The handset has two versions: one with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, and one with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB / 128 GB of internal memory.

As for the Huawei Honor 5X, this is also made out of metal, though it's smaller than the Mate 8, as it's offering a 5.5-inch 1080p display. Other features include LTE, an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB / 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage space, and a 3000 mAh battery.

Do you think you'll consider buying any of these two Huawei smartphones?

source: The Wall Street Journal via 9to5Google

Related phones

Mate 8
  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 616, Octa-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(26h 3G talk time)



1. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I want that gold mate 8!

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

"Next year" seems far away from home but it's just a month away. Where and which month is the time to ponder over.

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Come to me...tell me your name...

4. NZtechfreak

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 12, 2012

My Mate 8 arrives here in NZ Monday (AliExpress purchase). Look forward to putting it through its paces.

5. fistigons

Posts: 368; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Screen to body ratio looks great. I wonder what the actual measurements are. If it is the same as the Nexus 6P that would be great.

6. Ghost04

Posts: 522; Member since: May 03, 2014

Kirin chipsets are banned in US . So, I think Mate 8 will come with snapdragon in US .

7. JocularJ

Posts: 222; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

If the kirin is banned in the US and replaced by a snapdragon, then which SD is comparable to the k950?

8. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

Sd 820

9. mike2959

Posts: 697; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Next year means in probably 4-6 months. In 6 months the 820, new Samsung chip etc..The Mate 8 will be considered a mid range phone by then. So better get that price down to 350 tops.

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