Huawei’s Honor smartphone brand set for 2016 launch in the US

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By Larry Banks

Honor, the low-end smartphone brand that’s owned by Chinese company Huawei, recently sent out invites for an event at next year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The invite itself was fairly vague but mentioned “creative and smart technology”. But it now appears that as many had speculated, Honor will officially launch a device in the US market.

“The United States market is the highest end market for Huawei, so we have been planning for a vey long time,” said George Zhao, President of Honor Global at a press conference held after the Honor 2nd anniversary festival in Shenzhen, China. “The International CES is planned for January, as you know, so you should expect to hear more about our United States plan at that time.”

According to insiders apparently familiar with Huawei’s plans, the Honor 5X is probably the smartphone that Honor is set to announce at the forthcoming event. The phone has a large 5.5-inch 1080p display with a Snapdragon 616 chip powering its innards. The device (currently available in China) is available in 2 GB and 3 GB versions, with 16 GB of expandable flash memory, as well as 13 and 5 megapixel cameras, front and back.

The Honor CES event is will take place in Las Vegas on Tuesday, January 5th 2016 at 8 PM.


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