The war for the top spot on the ladder of the most powerful high end smartphones in the market is far from over. So far, we have seen companies such as HTC unveiling high performance smartphone HTC One and Samsung with their Galaxy S4 being the top contenders for this spot within the first third of the year. Huawei, the Chinese company that was first to make a 6.1 mega smartphone last year, is throwing its hat in the ring and will be making a high performance smartphone to take on HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 later this year.
The company is planning an invasion into the US market with a sponsored pop concert tour during the launching of their new smartphone during the summer of this year. In a move to paint the company and other Chinese manufacturers as just as dependable and capable, Huawei announced earlier this week that a marquee smartphone is coming during the summer but it did not mention any exact dates or the specifications of the phone in question. What we know though is that Huawei is capable, having released a line of smartphones and tablets in the last one year, and with stiff competition from other capable manufacturers out of China including Oppo, Xiaomi and Haier breathing down its neck.
In January during the CES, Huawei debuted two notable devices – Huawei Ascend Mate and the Ascend D2, both of which promise to come with a record-breaking 4,050 mAh battery. A contender for the flagship smartphone spot, Ascend P2, shown off during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona in February, boasts of uniquely designed tuxedo looks, a sensitive High Definition display, a 13 megapixels rear camera and a quad core processor. Will this be the smartphone the company is promising or the leaked Huawei Edge Aluminum smartphone the next flagship device?
Huawei and other Chinese companies have in the past put a lot of focus on devices targeting the Asian and especially the Chinese market. Huawei will be making the first move to develop products that will challenge the dominance of Samsung, HTC and Apple in the mobile communication field. If they could only come up with a high end high performance smartphone that will appeal to the top four carriers in the US, and considering that Chinese companies’ products are often cheaper, there is a chance that this move will ruffle the smartphone industry.
Let us wait for the Summer and see what Huawei has in store for us. If we come across any new developments before then, we will update you.