Unlocked Huawei GX8 Smartphone Now Available in US


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Huawei announced the GX8 Android smartphone at CES 2016, and tomorrow you’ll be able to buy your own at GetHuawei.com, BestBuy.com, Amazon.com, select Best Buy stores, and Newegg.com.

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The GX8 features an “aviation?level aluminum” body with a 5.5″ 1920×1080 screen that has a slightly angled design with its 2.5D cambered surface, which is  supposed to help protect against cracks and scratches. The GX8 has next-gen fingerprint ID technology, a 13MP BSI back camera with “optical image stabilization and a large aperture 28mm wide?angle sapphire lens”, a 5MP front-facing camera, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, a 3,000mAh battery, and a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon 616, 8-core processor.

At $349.99 without a contract, you don’t need to lock yourself into a two-year plan or payment scheme — buy it, and pop any SIM from anywhere in the world inside, and you’ll be good to go.

Huawei has really stepped up their game with quality unlocked Android phones; Carly will soon have a full review of the Honor 5X, and Dan and I will have a review of the flagship Mate 8.

The GX8 is available in Horizon Gold, Space Grey and Mystic Champagne. You can learn more about the GX8 here.

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