Metal-made Huawei GX8 officially launches in the US
Huawei this week officially started selling its GX8smartphone in the US, about a month after it announced that it would bring the handset stateside.
The GX8 is a US-tailored variant of the Huawei G8 / G7 Plus, which was released several months back in other parts of the world. The smartphone has dual SIM support, and is compatible with the LTE networks of AT&T and T-Mobile, while Verizon and Sprint customers will not be able to use it.
Huawei says that 90% of the GX8 is made out of metal. The device looks pretty good, but it’s nothing more than a mid-ranger, being powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 615 processor, and sporting a 5.5-inch 1080p display. Also on board are a 13 MP rear camera with OIS, fingerprint scanner, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory (expandable thanks to a microSD card slot), and Android 5.1 Lollipop (we assume/hope that an update to Marshmallow will be launched later this year). For a closer look at the new handset and its features, check out our Huawei GX8 hands-on.
The Huawei GX8 is sold via Amazon for $349.99, unlocked (US warranty included), and will also be available from GetHuawei.com. At the moment, only the gold and champagne color versions of the Huawei GX8 are in stock, with the grey one expected to arrive soon.
The GX8 is the second Android smartphone that Huawei is officially releasing this year in the US. The other one is the honor 5X (some customers may not know that this is made by Huawei, since it doesn’t feature the company’s logo, bearing just the honor brand). Do you plan to buy the Huawei GX8? Or maybe the honor 5X (which costs $199)? Let us know in the comments section.