Honor signs deal with Qualcomm, MediaTek, and more after Huawei split
Jan 24 2021
Honorannounced its first new post-Huawei V40 5G flagship phone which is first being released directly into China before eventually making its way to the rest of the world.
In terms of its camera set up, the Honor V40 5G features a "Mahong-card" styled rear camera module fitted with three camera modules and a laser focus module.
There is no restriction when choosing component and software suppliers, said Mr Zhao, adding that it is in talks with other firms, including Qualcomm, Advanced Micro Devices, Micron Technology and Samsung Electronics.
Honor's supply chain would include U.S. chipmakers Qualcomm, Intel and Micron, according to the report. As CNBC noted, Huaweisold the budget smartphone company to a group of 30 owners called Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology previous year. In its new venture, Honor will aim to move into the middle- and high-tier market and expand its overseas presence.
Chinese gadget maker Honor said on Friday that it has already inked deals with supply chain partners including the U.S. chip giants Qualcomm, Intel and Micron. Now, Honor hopes to collect the fruits of these new partnerships. Not to mention the company struggled because of the sanctions banning United States companies from doing business with Huawei. The brand will use Huawei's terminology and strategy but will have its own style.
With the announcement of the View40, the company is also outlining its goals for the future. While the brand will be based in Shenzhen, its 8,000 staff members have moved into a new headquarters building. The company has 8,000 staff members and has moved into a new headquarters building.
It's interesting to see how things will work out for Honor now that the company no longer benefits from Huawei's support and needs to establish itself as a strong brand on the smartphone market.
"They wanted to show they are Huawei reborn so that customers can trust them to have the same quality Huawei was aiming for", said Nicole Peng, VP of Mobility at Canalys, a consultancy.