Huawei GX8 now available from Huawei and Best Buy for $349

Huawei's latest U.S. smartphone, the GX8, is now available for purchase from both Huawei and Best Buy's online store for $349. This 5.5-inch smartphone is Huawei's most recent addition to its U.S. lineup, following behind the Nexus 6P and the recent launch of the Honor 5X from its Honor sub-brand. Previously, Huawei has sold some of its Ascend series smartphones in the U.S.

Internally, you'll find a Snapdragon 615 paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. You'll be able to add to it with a microSD card so you can store all the great photos from the 13MP camera. A full list of specs include:

Category Specification
Display Size: 5.5 inches
Type: TFT display
Resolution: 1920×1080 (Full HD), 401 PPI
Operating System Android 5.1 + EMUI 3.1
Processor 1.5 GHz Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 615, Octa-core, 64 bit
Memory 16GB ROM / 2 GB RAM
microSD expandable up to 128GB
Camera Rear: 13.0MP AF
Front: 5.0MP
Battery 3000mAh
Dimensions 152mm x 76.5mm x 7.5mm; 167 g
Connectivity Bluetooth 4.0 ; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 2.4G ; MicroUSB 2.0 high speed
Sensors Accelerometer; Proximity sensor; Ambient light sensor; Compass, Fingerprint

You can grab the GX8 from and now, and it will become available in select Best Buy retail locations as well as Newegg on Feb. 9. The smartphone runs $349 unlocked, and is available in Horizon Gold, Space Grey and Mystic Champagne.