It’s not exactly news that Huawei is expanding its Honor brand to the U.S. market — the company has been hinting at it for some time. Now, at CES, the company has made it official, and the device that will lead the charge will be the Huawei Honor 5X.
It’s not coming alone, though, the company is also bringing the Honor Band Z1 along with it. The Z1 is Huawei’s fitness- and sleep-tracking wearable that has been available in Asia and Europe since the fall of 2015. It’s powered by a Cortex M4 processor, has a 128 x 128 PMOLED display. It only has a 70mAh battery, but the company claims it can last around four days with active use, and has around 14 days of standby time.
The Honor 5X is actually quite similar to another device that Huawei is bringing to the U.S. — the GX8. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor. The device only has 2GB of RAM and starts at 16GB of storage. It will also run Android 5.1 Lollipop with the company’s Emotion UI 3.1 layered over it, and it also packs a 3,000mAH battery. This budget-friendly device — like the GX8 — also has a fingerprint sensor on the back.
The Honor 5x is a good-looking aluminum phone that will retail for $200. The Band Z1 will come in three colors — white, cream, and black — and will retail for $80. It’s IP68-certified, meaning it’s waterproof to a depth of 1.5m. The band also offers fast-charging — allowing you to charge it for 10 minutes to get a full days worth of battery life.
You can grab both devices on Amazon or on the HiHonor.com website on January 31.