Huawei sells 9 million Honor 7s in China in just one week

9 Jul 201532 Shares

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Ahead of its entrance into the European market later this year, Huawei has announced it has received nine million pre-orders for its new Honor 7 smartphone, one week after the launch.

Yesterday’s flash sale saw 200,000 units sell out in just two minutes, which is a bit nuts. The units were of varying configurations and colours, with Huawei shifting 1,667 handsets a second.

Now the company has announced its massive pre-order numbers, with total devices sold in 2015 so far already the equal to the total numbers last year.

“We are very excited about this regional success and believe that Honor 7 will see a great response from users in Europe too, later this year,” said Honor’s Frank Yao in a statement.

“As a new flagship product of the Honor product family, Honor 7 is bringing further innovation at an affordable price. Feedback from the community is very positive, which reaffirms our commitment to our customers and our focus to deliver products that always exceed users’ expectations.”

The new phone has a 5.2in 1080p display and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Kirin 930 SoC. It has 3GB of RAM, comes with 64gb of internal storage and has a 21mpx (rear) and 8mpx (front) camera.

There’s another flash sale scheduled for 14 July, with Huawei’s European adventure beginning later this year.

Main image via GSMArena.com

Gordon Hunt is senior communications and context executive at NDRC. He previously worked as a journalist with Silicon Republic.

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