90% metal Huawei GX8 arriving in US for $350
At CES today, Huawei confirmed the suspicions of many by making a bold push into the US smartphone market. The Chinese multinational mobile provider turned heads when they showcased the GX8 smartphone, which will be hitting US soil with a price tag of $350. In addition to it’s 90% metal chassis, the device also sports OIS and a finger scanner. Add these to its 5.5 inch 1080p Full HD display and 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615, and we’re talking about some pretty serious power for a midrange device.
RAM-wise, the Huawei GX8 has 2 GB. Internal storage is 16 GB, but there’s an option to expand it with a microSD slot. These specs put it into a competitive position with most other mid-range smartphones, but what looks to set the GX8 apart is its high-quality 13 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, sapphire lense, and a wider aperture than what we’re used to, which should provide higher quality imaging in low-light situations. Not bad for a phone that clocks in at 167 grams and has a 7.5mm thick frame housing a 3000 mAh battery.See also: Huawei shows its feminine side with new Watch Jewel and Watch Elegant
We’re expecting to see the Huawei GX8 Plus by March 2016 at the latest. It will be available through Amazon as well as directly from GetHuawei.com for $350 sans-contract. What are your thoughts regarding Huawei’s serious foray into the American mid-range market? Enough bang for the buck to merit an investment, or not enough razzle dazzle to pique your interest? Let us know in the comments below!