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?

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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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