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

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

Huawei Mate 8 and Honor 5X to be launched 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
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