It would be very important for Huawei to bring the Huawei Mate 8 in the United States before Samsung launches the Galaxy S7 in mid-March.

Huawei Mate 8

Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone manufacturer, is known best as a low-end smartphone manufacturer in the U.S. However, to the rest of the world, the smartphone maker rivals the likes of Samsung and Apple. Devices like the Huawei Honor 7 and Huawei P8 have been top sellers in Eastern markets, selling out within minutes during the famous flash sales hosted by Chinese smartphone manufactures, including Huawei and Xiaomi.

Huawei Mate 8 flagship phone has released a couple of weeks ago. This 6-inch phablet will be arriving to the U.S. in January, as Huawei plans to showcase it during CES, and the device has been certified by the FCC quite recently as well. This certification more or less confirms that the device will launch in the States soon, quite probably right after CES. The device which was tested carries the ‘NXT-L09’ number, and FCC tested its Wi-Fi at 5G speeds. The FCC listing, of course, does not include any photos, but this is definitely the Mate 8, not Huawei P9.

The Huawei Mate 8 features a with a 6-inch Full HD display, a Kirin 950 chip, a 16-megapixel rear camera and 8-megapixel front camera, a 4000mAh battery and the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with the Huawei EMUI 4.0 overlay. The device will come in Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray, and Mocha Brown color options.

Storage configurations for the Huawei Mate 8 include 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage as well as 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage and 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

In the same piece of new, Huawei is expected to bring the Huawei Mate S in the United States, along with the Mate 8 phablet. However, it's unclear when exactly these smartphones will be made available for purchase.