On February 28, at the Honor Magic 4 series launch event, Honor announced that it has established partnerships with over 200 operators and distributors, and has more than 11,000 employees, 50% of whom are R&D personnel.
Apart from China, Honor also has six global R&D centers in other countries and regions, including two in France and Japan, and over 100 innovation laboratories, all of which are well prepared to enter the global high-end market in 2022.
On November 17, 2020, Huawei sold its sub-brand – Honor. In January 2021, at the first press conference after Honor’s independence, Honor CEO Zhao Ming stated that Honor had more than 8,000 employees, with over half of them working in R&D departments. There were five R&D bases around the world and over 100 innovation laboratories. It can be seen that Honor has expanded its team by about 3,000 people in just one year.
Nevertheless, in the mobile communication industry, the size of Honor’s company is relatively small, and the number of R&D personnel is not the largest.
According to Xiaomi’s latest financial report, its R&D staff reached 13,919, accounting for more than 44% of the total employees. Moreover, Huawei’s business scope is much wider, with a global workforce of around 197,000 at the end of 2020, including 105,000 R&D employees, which account for 53.4% of the company’s total workforce.