Huawei's new flagship gets sold out in a blink of an eye

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Huawei announced its new flagship series yesterday, the Huawei Pura 70 series. Well, it seems like those devices are in high demand in the company’s homeland. Huawei’s new top-end flagship, the Huawei Pura 70 Ultra, got sold out in just one minute.

Huawei’s brand new flagship got sold out in less than a minute in its homeland

In fact, the report states that both the Huawei Pura 70 Pro and Pura 70 Ultra ended up being sold out in that time. It is worth noting that they’re only available in China as we speak. A global launch could follow soon, though.

This is not exactly surprising, as Huawei has been immensely popular in China lately. Last year, the company had issues providing enough Huawei Mate 60 units to their consumers. Those phones offered 5G connectivity for the first time in a long time when it comes to Huawei phones. That’s part of the reason why.

As many of you know, Huawei is banned by the US in a number of ways. That affected the company’s ability to include 5G connectivity on their devices. Well, until the company was able to provide its own chip which supports 5G connectivity. That chip was the Kirin 9000S.

The Huawei Pura 70 Pro & Ultra are both fueled by a new chip

Now, with the Huawei Pura 70 series, Huawei introduced a new chip, the Kirin 9010. That is a more powerful variant of the Kirin 9000S, basically. It’s a 7nm processor. A 5nm chip is allegedly coming later this year.

In any case, the demand for the Pura 70 series seems to be very high. These phones have a lot more to offer than just 5G, of course. The ‘Ultra’ model is especially impressive, in part due to its compelling camera setup.

So… it’s not surprising that people are so interested in the phone. The Pura 70 series became available at 10:08 AM, and Pro and Ultra models were sold out in less than a minute.

Not even a rather high price tag prevented users in China from grabbing the Huawei Pura 70 Ultra. As a reminder, the phone starts at CNY9,999 ($1,381). That’s a high price everywhere, and especially for phones in China.

Smartphones are usually considerably more affordable in China, that’s why. If this handset ends up coming to global markets, you can expect a noticeably higher price tag than this.