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:
|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
|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 GetHuawei.com and BestBuy.com 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.