Huawei announced the new Honor 7 smartphone, and it has chosen a novel way to promote its resilience. The manufacturer blew their latest flagship smartphone as part of the promotion; which is quite a refreshing departure from the usual underwater test that has been popular lately.
The smartphone was seated on top of some 150g of explosives, as well as 1.75 litres of petroleum for the additional pyrotechnic effect. Naturally, the effects are an impressive fireball that engulfed the phone; with the temperature of the flames spiking up to 1200 degrees Celsius. There is no telling what kind of explosives where used in the blast, but it did move quite a bit of dirt.
While there was quite a lot of fire, the Honor 7 managed to survive in an operational state. The finishing was a little singed, although there didn’t appear to be any significant damage. The phone was still responding to user input, although the video ended without demonstrating if the camera or call functions were working.
Hopefully this will begin the trend of more manufacturers blowing up their devices. Everyone loves watching explosions, and this is a great way to demonstrate confidence in a product.
[Video source: Phonezilla]