Huawei has sold its Honor smartphone brand to a consortium of more than 30 agents and dealers in progress, which was made to ensure Honor’s survival after US sanctions hit two years ago. Now that Honor is a separate brand, the details of its software support for old phones placed under Huawei’s umbrella are explained. Huawei will support all Honor phones released before April 1 this year by providing firmware updates. This means that the Honor 50 series, launched earlier this month, will be supported by Honor, and all others previously released will be supported by Huawei.
Honor told the Finnish media house SuomiMobili that his exit from Huawei was held in March and April this year. Therefore, Huawei will be responsible for the maintenance and upgrades of all Honor phones launched before April 1, 2021. Honor will be responsible for the maintenance and upgrades of all devices launched and placed on the market after April 1. The company adds that it will continue to offer customer support to older phone users as much as possible before directing them to Huawei customer service.
Huawei has also confirmed that it will continue to support Honor smartphones launched under its ownership. The company said it will continue to update high-end Honor phones on a monthly basis, but much more affordable phones will receive quarterly updates. A monthly security update will be released until Honor 20,, Honor 20 Pro, and Honor View 20 phones, confirmed Huawei.
Quarterly security updates will be released for Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro +, Honor 30i, Honor 30s, Honor View 30 Pro, Honor 20e, Honor 20i, Honor 20S, Honor 20 Lite, Honor 10i, Honor 9A, Honor 9C, Honor 9S, Honor 9S 10x, Honor 9X Lite, Honor 10X Lite, Honor 9X Pro, Honor 8A, Honor 8S, Honor 8A Pro phones. Huawei and Honor have not revealed plans to upgrade to major versions for any of the older phones.
A report in January suggests that Huawei is also considering selling its premium smartphone brands P and Mate, a move that could lead the company out of the high-end smartphone business.