Since becoming available for pre-order over at eXpansys, the Huawei S7 was penciled in to ship early this month, July 7th to be exact. That date has now come and gone with no word on the Snapdragon-powered tablet making its grand entrance. We have now learned from eXpansys that the shipping of the S7 has unfortunately been delayed until the August 5th, meaning we will all need to wait a bit longer. The cause behind the delay is unknown, with a possibility that the retailer may have simply provided an overly optimistic date rather than there being any problems from Huawei.
In related news, Chippy over at Carrypad has spotted some early reviews of the S7 from Onliner, a site from Belarus, and Zol from China. Early impressions seem slightly mixed with complaints regarding the resistive touch screen, some UI issues, and poor battery life when in use (around 100 minutes). On the positive side, the build quality is said to be very good, standby battery life connected to WiFi is around 12 hours, voice quality during calls was also good, and the device was able to playback 720p HD videos without problems. Going back to the resistive touch screen, Huawei has stated that it intends to release a version with a capacitive touch screen. Whether this will be the final production version or an updated version to be launched later is unknown. Questions also remain regarding the clock speed of the Snapdragon processor, thought either to be downclocked to 768MHz or the standard 1GHz. Hopefully all will be revealed by early August.