22 February 2021
It has been a couple of months since Huawei sold the Honor business that resulted in the latter becoming an independent entity. The deal was done to ensure that the U.S. trade ban implications do not affect Honor. It was started by Huawei as a sub-brand focused on the youth and proved to be quite successful around the globe.
The next step in the direction to ensure Honor is completely free of Huawei's shadows has reportedly been taken. It is being reported that all of the Honor products have been delisted from Vmall, an online store in China for selling Huawei products. One can not search for any Honor-branded smartphone, tablet, router, wearables, and smart screen devices anymore on the website. It now only shows products that have been released by Huawei.
The move makes sense as just a week ago, Honor unveiled its own official online store called Honor Mall in China. The store lists all the products sold by the company. It also provides services including customer support to buyers as well as anyone interested in purchasing the products.
In other news, Honor is preparing for its first major smartphone launch since becoming independent. It will launch the Honor V40 series on January 22nd, an event that was originally scheduled for January 18th. It has already unveiled a refreshed MagicBook Pro and Honor Band 6 fitness tracker during the CES 2021 keynote.