Huawei has partnered with Truecaller to pre-install its caller ID app on its Honor smartphones. The new partnership is aimed to roll out the Truecaller integration across worldwide countries including America, Middle East and North Africa, South Asia and India by the end of September.
The Huawei Honor 8 will be the first handset by the Chinese smartphone maker to offer the smart dialler functionality out of the box. This model was launched in the Indian market back in July with Android Marshmallow operating system.
“As we were planning the launch of our flagship device Honor 8, we were looking for partners who can truly redefine the user experience, Truecaller was an obvious choice to help improve the native calling functions,” said George, Zhao, president of Honor, Huawei, in a statement. “They provide an indispensable service for millions of users each day. We are joining hands to ensure that respective brands get the best of both worlds.”
Truecaller is a leading caller ID app across Android and iOS platforms. The Swedish company claimed that over a billion calls per month are being made through its app. The new deal would expand the usage by adding Honor users to the board.
“Our partnership with Huawei is a big milestone and is the first of its kind that has only scratched the surface of the immense potential that is yet to be discovered with Truecaller,” said Nami Zarringhalam, co-founder and chief strategy officer, Truecaller.