With all the buzz created from the official unveiling of the Huawei P8 and Huawei P8 Max in London, US customers may have felt a bit left out. However, Huawei has told AndroidPIT that it will be releasing a more affordable variant of the P8 - possibly the Huawei P8 Lite - for the US market next month.
Details are still scarce, but a Huawei spokesman told AndroidPIT that the US variant will have a very similar external design to the Huawei P8, but with mid-range specs. The spokesman said that the as-yet unnamed P8 variant will not have exactly the same build as the P8, but "will borrow heavily and use the same design language as the P8".
All the evidence points to this phone being the Huawei P8 Lite, which was announced soon after the Huawei P8. The phone will allegedly contain a 5-inch screen, octa-core Kirin 620 chipset, 2GB RAM, a 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera. It has a similar design to the P8, but isn't made of metal. Our source couldn't tell us whether this is the phone that is bound for the US.
But when we asked about when US customers can expect to see flagship Huawei phones in the US, the spokesman said the company is aiming to release some "by the end of the year". He didn't specify which phones these would be.
Huawei is yet to officially launch its high-end phones - such as the Ascend Mate 7 and Huawei P8 - in the US, and is slowly raising its profile Stateside by introducing mid-range and affordable handsets such as the Ascend Mate 2 and the recently-announced SnapTo.
With Huawei's popularity fast growing in the UK and Europe, it looks like the company is inching ever closer to an all-out smartphone attack on the US.
Are you based in US? If Huawei's flagships became widely available in the US, would you be interested in picking one up? Let us know in the comments.