Chinese smartphone makers have gained in importance worldwide, supported by companies such as Huawei and Xiaomi, which supply the established vendors Samsung and Apple in key markets.
The smartphones in China did not perform similarly well this year. According to reports from Counterpoint and the research firm Canalys, smartphone sales on the mainland have declined significantly in the three months that ended in March.
Zhao said the US remained a potential long-term market for Honor. He said the brand entered the US by selling Honor View 10 and Honor 7X at the beginning of the year through the sale of their smartphones.
Huawei is struggling to establish its presence in the US, and recently said at its annual analyst summit that it will increasingly look to Europe to expand its international market share in high-end equipment.