Huawei’s upcoming budget phone, the Honor 3C is gathering a record amount of attention in China after being put up for reservations earlier this week. In a short 36 hours the sub 800 CNY phone (131 USD, 96 EUR) received 1.5 million reservations.
Reservations are not always indicative of true sales however, as they do not require a commitment to buy or a down payment, but instead just put the buyer in a virtual line to get the device.
The Huawei Honor 3C comes with a 5-inch 720×1280 screen, the Mediatek MT6582 chip set with a quad-core 1.3 GHz CPU, an 8MP back facing camera, a 5MP front facing camera, 4GB of expandable on device storage and comes in both 1GB and 2GB of RAM models (for an extra 200 CNY).
The Huawei Honor 3C will accept reservations until Christmas day. It is expected to launch the same day with the Huawei Honor 3X, the 3C‘s more powerful and expensive cousin which includes an octa-core processor.
While the reservations are not necessarily a commitment to buy, it is hard to imagine the 3C being anything but a huge hit. We will keep you up to date with the latest information.