Remember back in the day when BlackBerry was still around? Every now and then, BlackBerry would launch a handset that was designed in collaboration with Porsche Design, and now it looks like it’s Honor’s turn.
Both Honor and Porsche Design have announced a long-term global partnership that will result in both companies working together on the design of future products. While it might be easy to assume that this will come in the form of a smartphone, Honor does produce other mobile devices and accessories, so it is possible that this partnership could go beyond smartphones.
According to George Zhao, CEO of HONOR:
“We are honored to work with a partner like Porsche Design and to explore how openness and innovative collaboration can merge exceptional design and outstanding performance to bring state-of-the-art technology to the premium segment of smart devices. HONOR’s human-centric design melds with Porsche Design’s brand philosophy to create intelligent luxury products that will accelerate the mobile lifestyle of tech enthusiasts and Porsche aficionados alike. This long-term collaboration between HONOR and Porsche Design opens exciting new opportunities to bolster our growth in markets around the world.”
Interestingly enough, Honor’s former parent company Huawei also worked with Porsche Design in the past to produce handsets like the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 40 RS and Mate 50 RS, so to see them now teaming up with Honor doesn’t really come as a surprise. According to the announcement, we should be able to look forward to the first collaboration in January 2024.