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Huawei’s new Honor 7 flagship had its first flash sale in China yesterday and the smartphone seems to have gone down rather well. The company achieved a new record, selling out of stock in just 2 minutes.

The flash sale stocked 200,000 units of the Honor 7 with a few different hardware configurations, all of which were bought up in just a couple of minutes. That works out to a crazy 1,667 handsets snapped up each second.

The models on sale included the standard 16GB version for 1999 Yuan ($322), a middle option with dual-SIM LTE for 2199 Yuan ($354) and the all network compatible 64GB model for 2499 Yuan ($400).

The Huawei Honor 7 was announced at the end of last month. The smartphone features some compelling specifications for its price tag and stacks up rather nicely against many of the more expensive flagships on the market. It’s the value for money on offer here which has made the smartphone so attractive to the Chinese market.

The Honor 7 features a 5.2-inch 1080p display and is powered by a 64-bit octa-core Kirin 930 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 21MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, and comes with up to 64GB of internal storage with microSD card support for a further 128GB. Very reasonable for $400, at most.

The next Chinese flash sale for the Honor 7 is scheduled for July 14th. You’ll definitely want to open up your browser early if you want to stand a chance of grabbing one.

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
  • Dhaivat Trivedi

    When will it arrive to india?

  • Izzy Ing

    WHY would you place OIS in the P8 but not in your newest device: the Honor 7??! Makes no sense

    • Nova G

      Because p8 is more expensive

    • Andreas Larsson

      In the last article they said it had ois, where did you hear it hadn’t?

      • Izzy Ing

        Weird… I checked it’s specs everywhere, all say it doesnt have OIS.

  • Greg

    And the URL to open ? AKA: where can I buy one?

  • BarKohba

    Sony Galaxy M9 straight-up

  • s2weden2000

    That’s right!

  • Titus

    3 choices… try grab 1 during the next flash sale
    Buy from one of the resellers for abt an extra £100
    Or pray, hope and bug em till it reaches Europe officially…

  • guest

    want this phone so bad

  • Sergei Zorin

    its damn good!

  • SimonC

    lots of software bugs still, if not fixed soon it’s bye bye. Keeps randomly losing touchscreen capability and I have to reboot and some apps constantly lose settings and data ie Whatsapp.