Who is Huawei?
Last updated: 6 June 2016
This Chinese telecoms company started making mobile phones in 1987 and the first UK office opened in 2001. Back then, if someone said Huawei, you’d have said “Hua-who?”. But today, Huawei is the largest telecom manufacturer maker in the world.
The Huawei brand has grown massively in popularity and credibility and Huawei played a big part in the UK’s roll-out of high speed broadband and the development of 4G and 5G.
Huawei stands out from the crowd.
The smartphone world is a competitive one, but Huawei hold its own with cutting-edge premium phones like the Huawei P9. Its main feature is the dual-lens camera which creates professional quality images with amazing detail, depth and colour. Huawei has partnered with Leica, a big name in camera technology, to create this ground-breaking device.
Another popular smartphone from Huawei is the Y3. This high quality phone has a compact, lightweight design and is the perfect choice for those new to Android or looking for a good, low cost handset. The Y3 comes pre-installed with Android software and Huawei's user interface, making the device simple to use and a perfect first stop if you’re less familiar with the Android platform.
More than mobiles.
Not just limited to smartphones, Huawei also make some great tablets.
The MediaPad T1 7.0 is a perfectly portable 7in device that’s about a third lighter than an iPad. And Huawei’s portable Wi-Fi modems allow you to connect up to 10 devices to broadband at once.
Where does ‘Honor’ fit in?
In 2014 in the UK, Huawei launched a new brand of mobile phones through Three. The sub-brand, called Honor, started with the Honor 6+. But what was this sub-brand all about?
Some people believe it was a way of making Huawei a more recognisable force, rather than trying to disguise or rebrand itself. And Huawei described Honor as "for the brave - a brand that's not afraid to do things differently, to be brave and bring about change." Honor phones are available on contract exclusively on Three, after we announced a partnership with the Chinese brand at MWC 2015.
All the Huawei devices mentioned above are available on Three – which is great news for you, because we’ve been rated the UK’s most reliable network. Why not pop into your nearest Three store to see Huawei’s best bits in action?