After seeing success here in the States with their new Honor 5X, Huawei is now launching another mid-range device in the GX8.
The GX8 packs the Snapdragon 616 under the hood along with 2GB of RAM and a 3,000 mAh battery. It also has a 5.5″ 1080p display. Sound familiar? That’s because it’s pretty much exactly the same as the Honor 5X, just $150 more expensive. Why the price hike? I turned to a friend who had his hands on both devices and he reports to me that the device has a more premium metal build as well as an improved speaker. The glass on the front is also curved around the edges (like Apple’s iPhone 6 and Motorola’s Moto X). Aside from that, they are pretty much the same.
If you’re interested in picking up the GX8 it’s available starting today in the US at Best Buy as well as direct from Huawei themselves. Pricing is the same at $349 for each, but if you buy through Huawei you can choose a financing option for as low as $20 a month.
Links to buy are below.