Huawei Honor 5X available in the US via Amazon and Newegg

Huawei Honor 5X just got on the US market. The Chinese company is trying to protrude the American market and this is its most recent attempt. The device costs around $200, which is pretty good for a low-mid ranged device. It goes on sale tomorrow.       Huawei Honor 5X will be available on its site, and on Amazon and Newegg at first. The device itself looks pretty good with the full-metal body and under the hood you will find a Snapdragon 615, with 2GB of RAM and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner. The software deal is Android 5.1 with an EMUI skin on top. There is a Marshmallow OTA coming in the future, as Huawei stated recently. In addition to the usual deal, Newegg is offering a free 23GB microSD card.       Huawei Honor 5X specs:   5.5-inch IPS LCD display (1080p) Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core 2/3GB RAM 16GB storage plus microSD slot 13MP rear camera 5MP front camera Android 5.1.1 with EMUI 3.1 fingerprint accelerometer Bluetooth 4.1 3000 mAh battery.   Will you get one of Huawei’s newest devices? Let us know in the comment section below!   Source: Honor

[CES 2016] Huawei Honor 5X – a mid-range smartphone with a premium finish

Huawei Honor 5X was announced at CES this week and the device seems to be a budget-friendly smartphone for anyone in need of a new phone. The phone costs $199 and it is already available for pre-purchase on Amazon.       What are you getting for $199?   Huawei Honor 5X is not a too shabby phone but not flagship-worthy either. Here’s its full spec list:   Display: 5.5 inch IPS LCD, 1920×1080 401 PPI Operating System: Android 5.1 + EMUI3.1 Processor: 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 Memory: 16GB ROM / 2 GB RAM; Micro SD expandable up to 128GB Camera: 13.0 MP AF ; Front: 5.0 MP Battery: 3000mAh Dimensions: 151.3 x 76.3 x 8.15 mm; 158g Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 ; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 2.4G ; USB 2.0 high speed GPSGPS/AGPS/Glonass Sensors: Accelerometer; Proximity sensor; Ambient light sensor; Compass, Fingerprint       Design-wise, Honor 5X has a full-metal body with a ceramic coating, which makes it look better than a mid-range device. You can get it in silver, grey and gold and you will find it feeling pretty premium in hand. The back shows a fingerprint sensor that you can find on all of Huawei’s newest phones.   If you want one of these phones already, you can pre-oder on Amazon or you can wait until January 31st to get it from HiHonor.com. It will be available on Newegg after launch as well.   Source: HiHonor  

[CES 2016] Huawei announces MediaPad M2 10.0 – a tablet to please all tastes

Huawei announced the MediaPad M2 10.0 today at CES and the device looks like the love-child of Samsung and Apple. Just to be sure you get the point, these design choices are accompanied by what appears to be a Surface Pro pen. Now every top gun on the mobile market can feel included.       Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 is not too shabby a tablet regardless of its looks. Well, if you are looking for an Android tablet, that is. The device has a 10-inch display and is powered by a 2GHz Kirin 930 octa-core processor with 2 or 3 GB of RAM and 16/64 GB of storage. You also get a microSD slot for up to 128GB of additional storage space.   The front camera has a 5MP sensor and the back one a 13MP one. The tablet runs on Android 5.1 with EMUI 3.1 on top, but maybe it will get an update to Marshmallow soon? We can only hope.         MediaPad M2 10.0 official specs:   10-inch display at 1920 x 1200p Android 5.1+ EMUI 3.1 2GHz Kirin 930 octa-core processor 2 GB of RAM with 16 GB storage space 3GB RAM with 64GB of storage plus Active Stylus microSD expandable to 128 GB 13MP main camera 5MP secondary camera 6660 mAh battery Bluetooth 4.0 fingerprint sensor WiFi only Micro USB 2.0.   Huawei MediaPad M2 10.0 will be available for purchase sometime in Q1 2016, but pricing will not be announced beforehand. We will find out its […]

[CES 2016] Huawei launches mid-range GX8 on the US market

Huawei just launched its mid-range GX8 on the American market. The device has been around in select markets since September 2015 but in the next few months it will also start to sell in the US. There is no official pricing available yet, but the vehiculated tag is $349.99.       Huawei GX8 has been relatively popular in select markets across Europe, but its price may not be just exactly what US buyers expect. Here’s what you get for 350 bucks:   Display: Size: 5.5 inches, 1920×1080 (Full HD) Operating System: Android 5.1 + EMUI 3.1 Processor: 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, Octa Memory: 16GB ROM / 2 GB RAM, microSD expandable up to 128GB Camera: Rear: 13.0MP AF, Front: 5.0MP Battery: 3000mAh Dimension: 152mm x 76.5mm x 7.5mm; 167 g Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 ; WiFi 802.11b/g/n, 2.4G ;MicroUSB 2.0 high speed Sensors: Accelerometer; Proximity sensor; Ambient light sensor; Compass, Fingerprint       GX8 proves to be a mid-range smartphone with a Snapdragon 615 processor and (only) 16GB of storage. The price puts this device against Nexus 5X or Moto X Pure, AND it will launch with Android 5.1, which could make it a tough sell to most customers.   Huawei GX8 will be available for purchase through Amazon and the GetHuawei store. There is no official date when you can buy yours yet though.  

[CES 2016] Huawei Mate 8 made official – the first 2016 flagship is here, just not in the US

Huawei Mate 8 is official! The newest 2016 flagship is here and it was launched earlier at CES. It will probably not be available in the US, but that didn’t stop the OEM from showing it at the event in Los Angeles. It will launch in some countries starting today, and prices vary by regions. The device has a starting price of €599 (the 32GB model) but it can cost up to €699 (the 64GB model).       Official specs for Huawei Mate 8:   Display: 6.0 inch LCD, 1920 x 1080, 368 PPI Operating System: Android 6.0 + EMUI 4.0 Processor: 2.3GHz Kirin 950; Octa-core, 16nm Memory: 32GB ROM/3GB RAM  or  64GB ROM/4GB RAM; microSD expandable up to 128GB Camera: 16MP OIS, F2.0, BSI CMOS, dual-tone flash, Front: 8MP, F2.4 Battery: 4000mAh Dimensions: 157.1 mm × 80.6 mm × 7.9 mm; 185g Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2 ; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac, 2.4G+5GHz ; USB 2.0 Sensors: Gravity, Light, Proximity, Fingerprint, Hall, Gyroscope, Barometer, Compass   The new device has Huawei’s newest octa-core Kirin 950 SoC accompanied by 3 or 4 GB of RAM, depending on the model you choose. Both the 32GB and 64GB storage models have a huge 4000 mAh battery which should last you for two full days of usage in one charge.       Huawei Mate 8 also has a fingerprint sensor which is sold as an improvement over the previous phones. The unlock speed is 100% faster and you also get features like app or document lock and quick camera access shortcuts.   […]

[The rumor mill] Xiaomi said to work on Linux-powered laptop

Xiaomi is rapidly becoming one of the most popular OEMs on a global level, and it is accordingly spreading its wings outside the mobile spectrum. It appears that the Manufacturer is seriously planning to get on the laptop business with a Linux OS powered device that should launch in 2016.     The rumor mill does not go in deep detail yet, but it appears that Xiaomi will get a laptop out in the second quarter of 2016. It may be a Chromebook or a Windows-powered laptop but it could have an all-metal build for all we know. The image above shows a possible device similar to Apple’s MacBook Air. It will probably be targeted at the budget spectrum of the niche market since that would be the best move the manufacturer could do right now.   The Xiaomi laptop is rumored to have a 12.5 to 13.3-inch display and it should be an ultra-thin portable laptop with a metal finish. Some rumors say it will run on a Linux OS version , but things can change. The Chrome-OS laptop could be a better choice since it would appeal to a larger audience.   In the meantime, Huawei, Xiaomi’s biggest Chinese rival, is said to work on its own laptop destined for business professionals. We are not sure these rumors about laptops coming from OEMs renowned for their mobile devices are real but we can only wait and see. We shall know for sure when either of the two companies decides to make some official […]