Huawei banks on research and development to win global market

Cathy Yang, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 12 2017 04:06 PM | Updated as of Dec 14 2017 12:04 AM

MANILA - Chinese brand Huawei reported a 15 percent increase in market shares following the launch of Huawei Mate 10 potentially due to its AI-centric nature, as the device was designed to be the most “supportive” for all kinds of intelligent applications, Huawei president said. 

Huawei’s bid to lead the global mobile market paved the way for the development of more innovative models like the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro. At P32,900, Huawei Mate 10 phone boasts of a 5.9 inch LCD, 20-megapixel camera and Huawei's own Kirin 970 processor packed with AI features.

Huawei President Alex Lin said a company who is good in developing both software and hardware is sure to survive AI race.

“We do our own processor which enable this smart phone to be supportive for all kinds of AI applications so the people can experience it,” Lin said.

“At the same time we provide a certain kind of platform so they can utilize the high performance of the processor,” he added.

Huawei gains traction in mobile device space with the new Huawei Mate 10. Photo courtesy of Huawei

In order to satisfy the needs of the young, changing and tech-savvy market, Lin focuses on research and development banking on new learning. 

Last year alone, Huawei invested at least $10 billion in research and development, Lin said.

“We invest a lot on IT and research and development the only resource that would make us to be better than competition is the intelligence, it’s the research,” he said.

“People trust Huawei, to continue that trust you need to invest over the years and what I deliver to consumer is the product and the experience and the service, so I need to focus my investment on those kinds of things,” he added. 

When asked whether he is trying to change the misconception that Chinese-made electronics are substandard, he is quick to retort that “I’m proud to be a Chinese brand personally and I also know that what I deliver to consumers nothing else but product, experience and service.”