U.S. lawmakers have pushed for the addition of Honor, a former subsidiary of Huawei, to the U.S. Commerce Department’s Entity List on grounds that its spin-off was part of an effort to ‘evade U.S. export control policies’.
Honor is a Chinese smartphone brand formerly owned by Huawei. Targeting a young audience, Honor has released affordable smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches. In 2020, Huawei sold Honor to Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology in order to avoid the brand being crippled by sanctions levied by the United States.
Huawei's ongoing trade ban has affected its Honor sub-brand as well, with the manufacturer launching fewer devices than usual last year. That said, we got to see a few standout phones in the likes of the Honor 9X and 20 series.
Huawei is officially selling the Honor brand, amid ongoing trade sanctions imposed by the U.S. The brand will be owned by a consortium of over 30 companies, in an attempt to protect Honor from Huawei's ongoing supply-chain issues.
Honor's first rugged smartwatch claims to offer up to 25 days of battery life and costs less than $300. The Huawei sub-brand has also launched an affordable fitness-oriented smartwatch with a 1.64-inch AMOLED display and 10-day battery life.