Huawei plans to start selling its budget priced Honor Android smartphones in the US sometime later in 2015. The China-based company first launched the Honor line in December 2013 and sold 20 million of them in 2014.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Xu Zhiqiang, the president of Huawei's U.S. devices business, said he was optimistic about the company's chances for success, stating, "If you look at the U.S. market, it is unique in that all the competitors are here. I don't think it's sustainable for all these players to be here. A lot of them will disappear…But we will be here."
Huawei Devices Chief Marketing Officer Shao Yang was also interviewed, stating that no-contract budget phones like the Honor lineup will become more popular in the US, adding, "For us, the most important thing is really how to reach the consumer directly."
Make sure you check out our recent review of the Huawei Honor 6 smartphone. Also, now that Huawei Honor phones are coming to the US, you'll want to make sure you're pronouncing the company's name correctly. It's Wa-Way!
Source: Wall Street Journal