Huawei-subsidiary Honor is planning to announce its U.S. market debut during CES (Consumer Electronics Shows) 2016 with the still-to-be-confirmed Honor 5X.
Recent speculations of the Honor's entry into the American consumer market were substantiated by Honor Global President George Zhao in statements made during the company's second anniversary celebration in Shenzhen, China. Zhao specified that the move has been already been planned and that more details will come during next year's CES.
"The United States market is the highest end market for Huawei, so we have been planning for a very long time," announces Zhao. "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."
The prior rumors regarding Honor's possible debut in the United States were brought about by Honor's press invitation to its CES 2016 event. The company teased the announcement of creative and smart technology.
"We invite you to join honor for an exciting pre-CES 2016 party and the announcement of creative and smart technology that will offer superior mobile internet experiences to digital natives all over the world," states Honor's CES 2016 media invitation, which was sent out last week.
Reports also say that the Honor 5X, which is already available in China since October 2015, will be Honor's entry piece into the American market. The mid-range handheld sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 SoC (System on a Chip), 16GB of internal storage together with a microSD expansion card, 13MP main shooter and 5MP front-facing snapper. The RAM varies between 2GB and 3GB, depending on the variant.
Note that the listed technical specifications are that of the Chinese release. Whether Honor decides to add or subtract from the mentioned specs will be revealed during its CES 2016 event, which will be held on Jan. 5, Tuesday, at 8 p.m. in Las Vegas, Nevada.