Huawei’s Plans to Become the ‘World’s Biggest Smartphone Maker’

Posted by at 8:51 am on June 3, 2016

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Huawei‘s ambition are not small. At the Wall Street Journal and f.ounders-held Converge technology conference in Hong Kong, Huawei director Richard Yu — who heads the company’s consumer electronic business — made it clear that the firm’s short term plan is more than aggressive

 

Despite a small presence in the US market, The firm is growing outside of its home marketof China. Yes, thier expansion plans indeed includes North America overtime.

After having being banned in 2012 following a congressional report that recommended that US carriers avoid Huawei’s telecommunication networking equipment, citing (repeatedly denied) concerns that it could be used by Beijing to spy on the American people, Yu said that Huawei “is in discussions to sell smartphone through U.S. telecom carriers”, without however disclosing any additional information.

That will certainly help the company’s bigger plan, which sets to overtake both Samsung and Apple and gain a 25% market share to be the top dog in handsets. “We want to be the number-one smartphone maker in the world. It’s a long distance race, and we have the patience,” said Yu.

Moving past its telecom gear,  Huawei has become increasingly more famous over the past few years as a handset manufacturer, with a primary focus on the high-end segment. Its most recent flagship, the P9, besides high-end specs and a premium build was done with German optics company Leica, which helped in the developing of the phone’s dual camera system.

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