Octacore Huawei Honor 3X will launch on 12th Feb for $280

The Chinese New Year celebrations are upon us here in China, but some are going to have to wait until after the holidays before getting a Huawei Honor 3X shaped gift.

The quad-core Huawei 3C has already sold impressively well in China in both 1GB and 2GB variants, and soon those customers who want the added power of an octacore processor will be able to do so with the arrival of the Huawei 3X.

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Huawei have adopted the Xiaomi model of selling phones online, so customers will have to log in to their accounts on 12th Feb at 10:08 for their chance to book the $280 octacore phone.

The Huawei Honor 3X is an impressive phone with dual-SIM support, 1.7Ghz octacore processor, 2GB RAM, 8GB memory, 5.5-inch 720p display , 13 mega-pixel rear camera and 3000mAh battery.

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  1. burnt_52
    January 28, 2014

    What is Huawei like at updating their devices? Are they likely to be better than other Chinese brands or just as bad?

    • mfmx
      January 28, 2014

      The Huawei Honor 2 which launched over a year ago still receives updates. It launched with ICS, then got 4.1 and later 4.2. It has receved new features and optimizations as well.

      But the Western/Korean style of updating the Android version just because there is a new version probably isn’t so interesting for Chinese companies (Samsung is hyped for its updates, even if the new version totally breaks the phone and makes it unusable).

      MediaTek has promised to release KitKat drivers for MT6592 soon.

    • Airyl
      January 28, 2014

      The Huawei Ascend P6 also gets a lot of updates, and KitKat is supposedly coming soon.

    • Guest
      January 28, 2014

      Thanks to both the replies. If this is the case and it looks like some of these devices might get kitkat then definitely worth a bit of a premium!

  2. Zsoltee
    January 28, 2014

    Abbie, what is this post about? Honor 3X is already on sale since 8th Jan.

    Take a look at Huawei’s official webshop: http://www.vmall.com/product/807.html

  3. burnt_52
    January 28, 2014

    Looking at specs online and can’t find anything about gorilla glass and also WCDMA only support 900/2100mhz. Can you confirm please?

    • mfmx
      January 30, 2014

      WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz

      You can probably forget gorilla glass.