Huawei hopes to be world leader in smartphones

FRANCFORT : Chinese electronics giant Huawei hopes to overtake US rival Apple and Korea’s Samsung to become the world’s leading maker of smartphones in three or four years.

Chief Group Guo Ping said at the end of December, revenue rose 35 percent in 2015, driven largely by smartphone sales which topped the 100 million level.

Chief consumer devices Huawei  Richard Yu said we’ll move up to number two and then number one very quickly. At the end, we’ll be the world leader. Samsung is the biggest rival in the immediate term, Apple in the longer term.

Richard Yu further said we sell more devices than Samsung on the Chinese market but Apple is the leader in the premium segment.

Agencies

 

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