Confirmed on Monday by Huawei President, Richard Yu, a flagship smartphone will hit US shores in 2018 and be sold on cell carriers. The Chinese headquartered company has been battling with Apple over second place in the global smartphone race, and what better to do than expand to one of today’s largest smartphone markets, the United States.
Not only will Huawei sell a flagship smartphone in the US, but cell carriers will offer it. This would follow suite with an earlier report from November of which we learned about the company’s goal to branch out. Huawei also made a move recently to sell its Honor 7X in the US territory.
Huawei is the mastermind behind premium mid-range smartphones, which have helped it grow to become a top 3 worldwide smartphone vendor. As we know, the US market isn’t exactly the same as places like China and India, where Huawei has targeted in the past. Consumers tend to spend more on smartphones and be more attracted to brand recognition. Nobody has been able to break the duopoly of Samsung and Apple, but Huawei is confident in its abilities, which could lead to scale in time.
Richard Yu said in an interview with ABC News, “I think that we can bring value to the carriers and to consumers. Better product, better innovation, better user experience.” If you’re an avid Android user residing in the states, this has to get you excited. We still don’t know which carriers Huawei is negotiating with, nor what flagship phone the company plans to sell. Though, we have a solid guess. Expect to learn more in the month’s ahead.
SOURCE [ABC News]