Honor has trademarked new ‘I’ and ‘S’ series of smartphones with Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) in Canada.
In the previous month, the Chinese manufacturer had trademarked ‘A’, ‘C’, ‘N’ and ‘X’ series of smartphones with Argentina’s National Institute of Intellectual Property (NIIP) and Europe’s European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). Honor has also trademarked ‘N’ series of smartphones with the Canadian agency.
The newly spotted phones at the CIPO Canadian body are 10i, 20i, 30i, 40i and 50i in the ‘I’ series and 10S, 20S, 30S, 40S and 50S in the ‘S’ lineup. The ‘N’ lineup includes 10N, 20N, 30N, 40N and 50N. These trademarks reveal that the Chinese firm is planning to launch at least six generation of smartphones in A, C, I, N, S and X series.
With EUIPO, the Chinese manufacturer had trademarked 20C, 30C, 40C, 50C, 10N, 20N, 30N, 40N and 50N. The company did not trademark 10C with the European body. With NIIP, the company trademarked 20A, 30A, 40A, 50A, 20C, 30C, 40C, 50C, 20X, 30X, 40X and 50X phone names. However, 10A, 10C and 10X names were not registered with NIIP. These filings reveal that the upcoming Honor phones will be released in various markets across the world. There is no direct way to confirm whether these will be end up Huawei or Honor branded phones. However, since aforementioned phones are expected to end up as Honor phones, the newly spotted ‘I’ and ‘C’ models may get under the same brand name.
Just as Samsung is planning to unify its Galaxy J, Galaxy On and Galaxy C phones into the upcoming Galaxy M series, Huawei could be readying to launch newer series of smartphones to rival with South Korean company to become the world’s number one smartphone brand. As of this writing, there is no official confirmation on the existence of ‘A’, ‘C’, ‘I’ ‘N’, ‘S’ and ‘X’ smartphone series from Huawei.