HONOR Posts on XDA

Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei, headquartered in China. They were founded in 2013. The company primarily manufacturers Android phones with EMUI software.

The Honor 50 looks a bit like the Huawei P50 in these images

Honor is set to launch its first smartphone series after being sold by Huawei in November 2020. The Honor 50 series has been announced to launch on June 16th; it will come with Google Play Services pre-installed and run a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC. But even months after being separated, the upcoming Honor phones share a...

XDA forums for the iQOO 7, Moto G20, Galaxy M42, and more are open!

In April, we opened up XDA forums for more than 20 smartphones, including the new Sony Xperia lineup, Moto G series, Mi 11X series, Axon 30 Ultra, and more. Today, we’re opening forums for 11 new devices, including the iQOO 7 series, Moto G20, POCO M3, Redmi Note 10S, Galaxy M42 5G, Galaxy Tab A7...

Honor’s upcoming phones will have Google apps pre-installed

After freeing itself from its parent company, Huawei, earlier this year, Honor has been hard at work restoring everything that it lost access to as a result of US sanctions. One of the biggest blows struck by US sanctions was Huawei losing access to the Android license. This meant, Huawei could no longer pre-install Google’s...

Honor turns to Qualcomm Snapdragon chips for its phones after splitting from Huawei

Once a brand under the Huawei Consumer Business Group, Honor is now a separate entity, owned by Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology Co., Ltd. The break-up with Huawei allowed Honor to free itself from the shadow of U.S. sanctions and begin to restore a normal course of business. The company has already launched several new...

The Honor Band 6 brings along a big screen and accurate sleep tracking for a low price

The first thing that caught my attention as I unboxed and set up the Honor Band 6 wasn't the fitness tracker's design or build quality. They're both nice, don't get me wrong, but it's nothing I haven't seen before. Instead, the thing that made me do a double-take is that the Honor Band 6 still...

Honor Band 6 launches globally with a 1.47-inch AMOLED display, SpO2 monitoring, and 14 days battery

After becoming an independent brand, Honor has quickly moved on with the usual course of business. The company had a strong presence at CES 2021 with many new product launches, including the new MagicBook Pro 2021 laptop and the Honor Band 6. At the time, the Chinese company didn't share any details about bringing these...

Honor 20 series and Honor View 20 are getting EMUI 11-based Magic UI 4.0 update

Magic UI 4.0 is the next major update to Honor’s UX, which in turn builds upon the changes and improvements that Huawei undertakes for EMUI 11. The EMUI 11 update is already available on a handful of Huawei smartphones via the stable channel, meaning Honor devices are ready to board the update train as well....

XDA Forums are now open for Redmi Note 10 Pro, Realme X7, Galaxy A32, Galaxy F62, Moto G30 and more

There’s been a flurry of new smartphone launches in the last couple of weeks, with the likes of Xiaomi, Realme, and Samsung bringing their latest budget and mid-range options to the market. To help owners get the most out of their devices and to stay on top of the latest trends and developments, we have...

Dozens of Huawei and Honor devices with Kirin processors can now be bootloader unlocked

Back in 2018, Huawei caused a massive uproar in the enthusiast community when the Chinese OEM revealed that there won’t be any official bootloader unlock method for its devices. The policy was a pretty big blow to the aftermarket development and modding scene, as the lack of official support for bootloader unlocking would greatly limit...

Honor confirms it isn’t affected by U.S. trade bans like Huawei

In November 2020, after months and months of holding strong, Huawei finally relented and sold off Honor as an independent brand to a consortium of agents and dealers. This split allowed Honor to enter into partnerships with MediaTek, Qualcomm, and many others, something it could not do as long as it stuck along with Huawei....

Honor signs partnerships with MediaTek, Qualcomm, and more after recent split from Huawei

Huawei's sub-brand Honor was recently sold off to a consortium of 30 agents and dealers. This effectively freed the company from all US sanctions levied on Huawei. As a result, Honor has now signed partnerships with key chipmakers, like Intel and Qualcomm, to use their products in upcoming devices. Earlier today, Honor unveiled its first smartphone...

Honor V40 5G unveiled, featuring MediaTek Dimensity 1000+, 50MP primary camera, and Android 10

Honor today unveiled its first smartphone as an independent brand. The new device, called Honor V40 5G, features a MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ chipset, a triple camera setup on the back, and a 6.72-inch curved OLED display with a pill-shaped cutout for the selfie camera. Here's a quick overview of its specifications and pricing: Honor V40 5G:...