For what we don’t get from Huawei *cough*Mate8*cough* … we get a pretty nifty metallic phone at a price for pennies not too pretty.

The GX8’s chassis scores a 90 percent grade in metal. There’s a Snapdragon 615 — admittedly a tad bit old in the world of mid-range silicon, especially as Huawei used it in its P8 Lite — along with a 5.5-inch full HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage which you can max out with a microSD card up to 128GB in size. The back of this baby has an optically stabilized camera AND a fingerprint sensor — two features you don’t typically find in phones of this price range.

What’s the GX8’s price range? It’s not a range: $350. And it launches this quarter.

But seeing is believing, so we’ll let you believe with our hands-on video here.

Pocketnow’s CES 2016 coverage is made possible by dbrand, the boss of vinyl skins for smartphones, tablets, wearables and more. For the most precise fit on earth, visit http://dbrand.com.

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