Huawei has been incredibly successful last year. This China-based company has managed to sell 108 million handsets last year, and actually became the third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. The company has released quite a few compelling devices last year, and they’ve kicked off this year with a bang as well. Huawei had plenty to say during CES in Las Vegas last month, they’ve re-released some devices for the global market, while they’ve also introduced some new ones, like the Huawei GX8, for example.
That being said, the Huawei GX8 has been introduced during CES, but it hasn’t been available for purchase in the US until now. This handset is now available for purchase through Amazon for $349.99, and you do get a US warranty along with it. Keep in mind that the phone is unlocked, of course. The device is also going to be available from Huawei’s official online store, GetHuawei.com, really soon. In case you’re interested in getting one of these, it is worth noting that the Gold and Champagne versions are available through Amazon at the moment, while the Grey variant is coming soon (listed as ‘out of stock’ at the moment).
The Huawei GX8 features a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) display, along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage (expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card). The phone is fueled by the Snapdragon 615 64-bit octa-core processor running at 1.5GHz, and a 3,000mAh battery is also a part of this package. The 13-megapixel shooter can be found on the back of the GX8, and a 5-megapixel snapper is available up front. Android 5.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed here with Huawei’s Emotion UI 3.1 available on top of Google’s operating system. The Huawei GX8 measures 152 x 76.5 x 7.5mm, while it weighs 167 grams.
As far as the design goes, it is worth mentioning that this phone is made out of metal, and that it features on-screen buttons. Its design is not all that flashy, but it works, the phone looks quite sleek. Both its power / lock and volume rocker buttons are placed on the right, and a fingerprint scanner is placed below the rear-facing camera sensor. That is more or less it, if you’d like to check out our hands-on coverage of this phone, click here.