Huawei's boss wants recently sold Honor to become its biggest competitor

Vlad, 27 November 2020

Earlier this month the persistent rumors were proven true: Huawei sold off its Honor brand to a consortium of Chinese companies. The sale was widely believed to have been triggered by the various bans that Huawei has been subjected to by the US government.

Today Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei admitted at a company employee forum that the sale was necessary because of the smartphone unit being "under tremendous pressure due to a persistent unavailability of technical elements needed".

Huawei's boss wants recently sold Honor to become its biggest competitor

He added that Huawei could overcome the difficulties, but decided to sell Honor so that the people it employs, as well as its distributors, wouldn't lose their jobs if sales channels dried up.

Ren continued: "Wave after wave of severe US sanctions against Huawei has led us to finally understand certain American politicians want to kill us, not just correct us".

He wants Honor to become Huawei's biggest competitor after their "divorce", and says Honor's employees should be motivated by wanting to topple its former parent company. That's a long way from being achievable, at least for now, as Honor smartphone sales made up only about 26% of Huawei's total in Q3.



Reader comments

  • Lisp
  • 10 Dec 2020
  • 3PI

US Gov buried RIM'Blackberry just like that some years ago, although they are canadian...

Sell to Taiwan! That a good statement to show it not tied to the government

  • Anonymous
  • 30 Nov 2020
  • mpq

Samsung: look what they have done to Huawei. I need my Exynos! Not good as Snapdragon? Sorry EU, you just have to bear with me.

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