Huawei Honor 6 with 8-core HiSilicon Kirin920 chipset reaches 3.5 million in pre-orders

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Chinese manufacturer Huawei is really looking to enter the high-end smartphone race and their latest bet to get them there is the Huawei Honor 6. In a translated press release, Huawei announced that since they’ve announced the Honor 6 back towards the end of June, the phone quickly reached 3.5 million pre-orders. What makes the Huawei Honor 6 so special?


Well, aside from it’s future proofed 4G LTE Cat6 radio with capable download speeds of 300Mbps, it also is the first of its kind to feature a Haisi Kirin920 chipset, Huawei’s own “revolutionary” eight-core SoC with the big.LITTLE chip framework. This processor has a total of 8 cores=: four A15 (server level cores) and four A7 (energy efficient cores). Together with 3GB of DDR3 RAM, a 13MP camera, 1080p display and support for micro SD card expansion, it’s easy to see how Huawei is looking to offer top notch competition in its homeland of China.

So far, the Huawei Honor 6 has only been announced for China. But given Huawei’s new push in the US with unlocked global devices like the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 (see our review here), the Honor 6 could be a preview of what to expect from Huawei in the future. Lord knows we could use the competition.

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  • Omar

    Looks like an iPod 5

    • Tony Lai

      Nah, more like iPod classic 3.

  • scoter man1

    “Man, I wish I had an 8 core processor in my cellphone” ~ no one ever

    • mcl630

      It’s not even really an 8 core. It’s 4 performance cores and 4 low-energy cores, only the performance cores or the low-energy cores can be running at a given time. Same deal with Samsung’s Eynos Octacore chips. These big.LITTLE processors should be referred to as 4+4 cores, like the earlier 4+1 processors (ie Tegra 3). Please save the 8 core label for processors that can *actually* run 8 cores.

      I agree with you, no one really needs 8 cores in their phone, but tablets could benefit from it.

      • Martin Lane

        Nope, the newer versions of Exynos can use all eight of its cores at the same time in any number of combinations.

        Your information is out of date.

  • RH

    Just got an Ascend Mate2 last week. 4 days of battery life, 6.1″ screen, runs everything I need it to run, no lag, LTE. So what, it’s “only” a 720p, it’s “only” JB4.3 bla bla bla. 350 bucks, fast for me, I don’t game, just phone, browsing, mp3’s, email, text, a lot faster than my old Galaxy Note GT-N7000. It’s the 4 days battery that sold me. At the end of 4 days, I still have around 9-12% left!

  • Clark Jefferson

    Tesla Boy on a Huawei? whoever was at huawei R&D had good musical taste.

    Tesla Boy FTW!

    • Tony Lai

      Is he named after the car?

      • Lactose_the_Intolerant

        No, the scientist.