Huawei has today sent out invites to an event happening on June 2nd, and it looks like this date might mark the first time the Chinese company will launch consumer hardware in North America. According to the invite, the event in New York City is scheduled to show off “what’s new from Huawei” and provide the latest information on the “company’s US strategy.”

There’s no telling at this point exactly what Huawei will be announcing at the event, but there’s reason to believe that the company will be introducing its first smartphone for the United States, likely to be simply a re-release of a phone that’s already out in other parts of the world. Specifically, it looks like the company is hiding an international Ascend P8 Lite in the background of the invite.

Here’s what the P8 Lite looks like:


The device in the background of the invite looks almost exactly the same as this stock image, with one minor exception in the small black dot shown in the second box from the top in the center. For those unaware, the P8 Lite is a mid-range device with humble specs, including a 5-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 720p, 2 GB of RAM, and a HiSilicon Kirin 620 ARM processor.

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