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It's being joined by the Honor 5 (below), a more modest device that sits under the Honor 5X. It's very much a lower-mid-range device between its 5-inch 720p display, quad-core MediaTek processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front shooter. About its biggest perk is its dual-SIM support for people who need more than one line. Still, it's a viable alternative if the 5X is too big or pricey.
The Honor 5 will be available in China on August 2nd, where it'll cost a downright frugal 599 RMB ($90). You'll have to wait until August 9th to get the Honor Note 8, although its Chinese prices range from 2,299 RMB for 32GB ($346) to 2,799 RMB for 128GB ($420). That's much more expensive than the $230 Mi Max, but a bargain if you're looking for a massive but capable handset. The question is whether or not any of these devices will reach the US. The 5X did, but it also hit a sweet spot for screen size, features and price -- the Note 8 and 5 are more specialized devices that might have a tougher time in the States.
Update: Honor says it'll bring the 8 series to the US, which means you'll see the Note 8 at some point in the near future.