Huawei GX8 was officially launched at CES 2016 and the company had said that the phablet is coming to USA sometime in Q1. Now, it is selling in USA via Amazon and the official online store. It is the same device that was introduced at IFA 2015 as Huawei G8. Lets check out the specifications now.
Huawei GX8 Specifications
The Huawei GX8 features a 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS 2.5D glass display, that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 (Cortex A53 – Quad 1.5 GHz + Quad 1.2 GHz) 64-bit processor along with Adreno 405 GPU. It comes with 3 GB of RAM and has 32 GB of internal storage which can be expanded via microSD slot. The device will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box with Emotion UI 3.1 on top of it.
On the camera front, the GX8 rocks a 13 megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash and OIS. There is a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. It also has a fingerprint sensor 2.0 at the back below the main camera. It is an all-metal uni-body device that is 7.5 mm thick and weighs 167 grams.
On the connectivity front, the GX8 comes with 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and GPS. It packs a 3,000 mAh battery under the hood.
The Huawei GX8 is available in Gold, Gray and Silver color variants and has been priced at US $349.99. It is currently selling on Amazon USA and has been listed on GetHuawei.com. It will also be available from select Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com soon.