Huawei Mate 8 Coming to US: CES Announcement Likely

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It’s no secret that Huawei has been working tirelessly to break into the US smartphone market over the past year. In 2015 we saw Huawei begin selling their first phone direct to US customers in the P8 Lite. The P8 Lite was an excellent budget phone that sold well both on Amazon and on Huawei’s own website. Later in the year Huawei teamed up with Google to release the critically acclaimed Nexus 6P. The 6P has received several awards for smartphone of the year and is definitely in the conversation for that award in any top 5 list.

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Huawei has plans to further expand into the US market in 2016. Huawei already announced they have plans to expand their Honor lineup, including bringing several versions to the US. The WSJ now claims that we will also see the recently introduced Mate 8 in the US in 2016. Furthermore, there appears to be plans for an announcement at CES in January:

We have already seized a leading position in the Chinese [smartphone] market. We hope that in the U.S. we can achieve the same success — Huawei Deputy Chairman Ken Hu

The Mate 8 is a beautiful 6 inch phablet that would definitely bring some competition to the US market. Huawei has a great opportunity to push LG, Samsung, and HTC in 2016 and beyond. After using the 6P, I’m incredibly excited to see what Huawei can offer to us next year!

Source: Wall Street Journal

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"