Offered by Huawei on November 17, Honor is flying by itself and pondering huge. The Chinese language producer has set an bold goal and plans to provide as many as 100 million smartphones in 2021.
These greater than bold projections had been reported on Tuesday 22 December by the media outlet Nikkei Asia, a very severe enterprise each day. This variety of 100 million models that Honor would goal would symbolize a 40% improve from the variety of telephones that the corporate has shipped in 2020.
And when you think about that Huawei has deliberate to provide “solely” 60 million smartphones in 2021, to assume that its former sister model goes to exceed these numbers is, properly, fairly shocking.
Impartial from Huawei however nonetheless topic to US sanctions
Though Huawei offered Honor to allow it to flee US sanctions ensuing from the embargo decreed in Might 2019, the now unbiased producer (a part of the Chinese language consortium Shenzhen Zhixin New Data Expertise) will not be resistant to business and industrial obstacles.
A primary potential hurdle for Honor is the approval of US suppliers by the US authorities, who’re anticipated to signal contracts with the brand new unbiased smartphone model later this month, in response to Nikkei Asia, however every settlement shall be topic to licensing necessities. Nikkei Asia reported earlier this month about Qualcomm and MediaTek each speaking to Honor for supplying Honor with their chipsets in 2021.
Honor has all the time used Huawei’s proprietary Kirin processors for its high-end smartphones, however Huawei is not in a position to produce these high-end SoCs as a result of US ban. So it goes with out saying that the ‘refreshed’ Honor firm will use MediaTek – which it already makes use of for its inexpensive fashions – or Qualcomm chips for its flagship merchandise
What do you consider Honor’s newfound starvation for greatness? Is it a useless show of delight or a glimpse of a brighter future with out Huawei?