Huawei will launch Honor smartphones in the US this year, says "a lot" of competitors will disappear
posted by Florin T. / Jan 07, 2015, 11:45 AM
According to The Wall Street Journal, Huawei wants to launch unlocked Honor handsets in the US later this year, though it’s not clear when exactly it’s going to happen, and neither what models will be available. Huawei Devices Chief Marketing Officer Shao Yang told the WSJ that, since Huawei doesn’t have the marketing budgets of Apple or Samsung, it will rely on digital advertising, rather than TV ads to promote its brand in the US.
Interestingly, Huawei US president Xu Zhiqiang said that it’s not “sustainable” for all smartphone makers to be active in the US smartphone market, and “a lot” of competitors will disappear. Of course, the Huawei exec is confident that this won’t happen to his company.
Huawei is currently selling Honor smartphones in Asia and Europe, having shipped more than 20 million units last year. Some of the most interesting models include the Honor 6 and Honor 6 Plus (pictured below), the latter being a 5.5-inch handset with a unique Duo rear camera. The Honor 6 Plus can be ordered internationally (for $399 plus shipping), though it’s offered via a third-party retailer, not officially from Huawei.
What do you think, can Huawei's Honor smartphones be successful on US soil?
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Chinese like these are convinced and crazy because if they think that are the South Korean smartphone makers that will desappear for give place to them, are very mistaken. They don't have the quality, not even the technologies that have Samsung and LG.
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 11:56 AM 3
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They will never be successful in US soil . Because they will never work for US government to spy on people . I am not an American neither I want to be . It's better to be a Ugandan, Nigerian og Somalian then American . At least you have privacy . In America there is no such thing as privacy .
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 12:23 PM 3
Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 18, 2014
If they want to be success in the US, they'll have to redesign their current flagships and get rid of their UI. How about pure Android with unlocked bootloader, stereo speakers on the front, metal frame all around, 4.7 to 5 inches IPS+ or Super AMOLED, microSD card slot and a good size battery. Midrange Soc and 2GB RAM are fine. No water proof needed. If they can do that and match the price with Asus Zenfones, they'll take out those midrange overpriced Samsung's for sure.
posted on Jan 07, 2015, 9:05 PM 1
Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014
Stop dreaming Huawei. It's like you have a chance selling your Chinese SOCs in the USA to begin with. Xiaomi has a chance to make a bang when it hits the USA with its cheap pricing (which will force other OEMs to reduce prices). Huawei... what kind of advantages do they have? Maybe utilize that national research budget in 2020 and reveal your state owned arse?
posted on Jan 08, 2015, 3:09 AM 1
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