Huawei has become the third most influential smartphone maker in the world, but despite the company's success in its homeland and in certain emerging markets, Huawei has yet to establish a strong foothold in the U.S. Nevertheless, the Huawei brand is becoming more popular partly because the Huawei-made Google Nexus 6P was considered one of the best Nexus smartphones ever, and while the Chinese smartphone maker has not been involved in the development of the newest Google Pixel smartphones, Huawei continues to work on becoming a bigger brand in the U.S. This brings us to the topic at hand, as the manufacturer's State-side retail partners are now offering the Huawei Honor 8 at a discount, for a limited period of time.
The Huawei Honor 8 was announced earlier this summer and was shipped to the United States last month in September. Today, and today only – October 10 – four major U.S.-based retailers are offering the Huawei Honor 8 along with a $50 discount, bringing the handset's retail price to $349, down from the original price of $399. Prospective buyers can take advantage of the discount from Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, and Newegg, with the latter retailer spicing the deal further by offering a free 10,000 mAh ORICO T1 Type-C power bank worth $29.99 and a transparent protective case along with every Huawei Honor 8 purchase. However, it's worth noting that Newegg offers the $50 discount only for the white model, while Amazon and B&H offer both the white and black flavors at a reduced price. Last but not least, Best Buy is the only retailer offering the Sapphire Blue flavor at a discount, alongside the black and white variants.
As far as the smartphone's capabilities are concerned, the Huawei Honor 8 is equipped with a 5.2-inch display featuring a resolution of 1920 x 1080, a HiSilicon Kirin 950 System-on-Chip housing an octa-core CPU and a Mali-T880 MP4 graphics chip, 32 GB of on-board storage expandable via microSD by up to an additional 256 GB, a dual 12-megapixel main camera setup with dual-LED flash, HDR, and laser autofocus, an 8-megapixel front-facing sensor, and a 3,000 mAh non-removable battery. Remember that the $50 discount at Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, and Newegg is valid for one day only, but if you've waited for an opportunity to buy the Huawei Honor 8 at a reduced price then this might be it.