Report: honor coming to U.S.; announcement to be made during CES?

Report: honor coming to U.S.; announcement to be made during CES?
According to a report published today, the Huawei-owned honor brand is coming to the U.S. This allegedly comes straight from honor president George Zhao. During a party in China that celebrated honor's second anniversary, Zhao hinted that such an announcement will come during next month's CES show in Las Vegas. Interestingly, last month the honor Play 5X received certification in the U.S. from the FCC, Thus, we could assume that this will be one of the models that honor will offer in the states.

The report says that honor will eventually ship to the U.S., and the devices will be made specifically for the stateside market. But to begin with, global models like the honor 7 and the honor 6 Plus will be offered to Americans.

The honor 7 is the brand's current flagship. Unveiled this past summer, the device just might find a home in the U.S. with its 5.2-inch screen carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution. The home-grown Kirin 935 chipset is driving the device, carrying an octa-core 2.2GHz CPU. 3GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of expandable storage. A 20MP camera adorns the back of the unit, while an 8MP front-facing camera shoots selfies and handles video chats. The 3100mAh battery stuffed inside keeps the lights on, and a fingerprint scanner is on board. Android 5.1 comes pre-installed on the unit.

We should be learning much more at CES about honor's expansion into the U.S. This year, the expo runs from January 6th through the 9th. As usual, we will be at the show passing along to you all of the exciting news as it happens.


source: AndroidAuthority

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7 Comments

1. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 2014

So, now the Americans can buy super cheap phones . For the price they are really good .

2. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Good luck. Huawei is gonna have a hard time getting Americans to get past the stigma of Chinese products being crap quality.

3. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Pretty sure the vast majority of Americans have no clue where their phones are made, and even if they do I doubt they care. Look at how successful the Chinese-manufactured iPhone is.

7. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

You guys keep making those stupid comments. Yes, the iphone are manufactured in in China, but is the American Engineer, that designs the device, determines the parameters and the hardware to be used. Chinese don't design or have any input how the iPhone is built. Is for example, a Toyota Camry built in the U.S. the design and engineering comes from Japan.

4. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Yep...I remember as a kid in the 60's, you NEVER touched anything that had the "made in Japan" sticker on it. I think China is going through the same thing. I have a Huawaei Mate2, for around 18 months, not one issue. I wonder if a lot of people know where their precious iPhones are made. ;)

6. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Most smartphone are made in China, even some of the ones that were they're made somewhere else due to loopholes. Apple, Samsung, Motorola, Lumias, and BlackBerry are made in China. There was a report recently that Microsoft is looking to switch to a Vietnamese company to build their devices due to the rising costs of manufacturing in China. The problem is that most people wouldn't buy devices made in countries like the US due to the higher cost of msnufacturing (employee wages, benefits, etc). Before they were bought out by Lenovo, Motorola tried that with the original Moto X, and people complained about the cost. http://www.cnet.com/news/are-any-smartphones-not-made-in-china/

5. combatmedic870

Posts: 984; Member since: Sep 02, 2015

No one really cares where there phones are made. They just care about it being a well known company usually. So it is going to take a couple of years working up a reputation before they will sell well. Probably take HTCs spot. I actually have the opposite stigma. I'd rather buy something made in Japan vs the US ANYDAY. I'd pick most places over the US actually. I hate getting the made in US Friday/Monday special.

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