Huawei to Honor the US market with its unlocked phones later this year

We’ve been plenty impressed with Huawei’s outing with the Honor series in the past few months. The Honor 6 (review) is a fantastic device, well worth the money. In fact, it’s still one of the best ‘budget flagships’ around, with 3GB of RAM and a 5-inch screen, even though the Honor 6 Plus is already out in the wild.

All this means Huawei is one of the top 5 smartphone makers in the world, but there’s a huge void left to fill: the US market. Huawei doesn’t really have much of a presence in the US, which it is looking to change this year. With people gradually giving preference to unlocked phones, Huawei doesn’t need to spend to much time thinking and has its work cut out. According to a WSJ report, Huawei is looking to do exactly that — bring its unlocked Honor series to the US — sometime later this year.

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This could be great news for people who have been waiting patiently for the affordable smartphone series. With companies like OnePlus coming up at a rapid pace, Huawei don’t have a lot of time to waste.

In 2014, Huawei shipped a total of 75 million smartphones, and saw its revenue rise by an impressive 33%.

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  1. David Košič
    January 8, 2015

    This is all fine and dandy however I still don’t understand why haven’t they opened an official online store in Europe. Here in Europe people are already used of buying phones from various manufacturers and the discrimination against Chinese phones is here much smaller than in the US. Also the US market is basically only for Samsung/Apple so why not go with safer and probably more profitable gamble?

    • MaxPower
      January 8, 2015

      I totally agree, I’m from Europe but I live in the US and here it’s only about Apple or Samsung because most of people are under 2 year agreement plans. The portion of people on pay-as-you-go plan is very small. That’s why I don’t understand why move to US market even before touching Europe.

  2. Zami
    January 8, 2015

    I am targeting Ascend P8 .
    Eagerly waiting for it .
    But it’s unclear when it wil be launch .
    Hope it wil look exclusive and elegent