Given how well the Google Nexus 6P device, manufactured by Huawei, was received in the US, the Chinese manufacturer wants to begin selling its flagship and other gadgets in the country.
According to report on the Wall Street Journal, if everything goes well for the company, then the Huawei Mate 8 may be seen arriving on the US shores in 2016. This will be the first flagship from the company which will retail in the country. The company’s Mobile Division Head, He Gang, is quite positive about the response that the smartphone will receive in the States.
For those not in the know, the Huawei Mate 8 is a phablet-sized device that sports a 6-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 resolution display and comes powered by an octa-core 2.3GHz Kirin 950 processor. As noted by Digital Trends, there is a 16MP primary camera onboard and an 8MP snapper for taking those lovely selfies. The device runs on the company’s version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow – the Huawei EMUI 4.0.
There are 4 models of the Huawei Mate 8 currently retailing in China and it includes the base model with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage priced at CNY 2,999 ($470). The mid range variants include 4GB RAM and 64GB storage as well as one with 4GB RAM with 128GB storage. The former wears a CNY 3,699 ($580) price tag, while the latter retails for CNY 4,399 ($690). If fans are willing to dig deep into their pockets and pay up an eye-watering CNY 6,888 ($1,075), then they can get their hands on the premium champagne edition.
It is noteworthy that the prices listed are for the unlocked variants and of course, the rates may differ when fans in the US decide on purchasing the device through their carriers. We should hear more on that later. The exact release details are yet to announced by the company, Android loyalists can keep coming back for more.