Published: Fri, September 08, 2017
Research | By Jennifer Evans

Huawei surpasses Apple as second largest smartphone brand in the world

Huawei surpasses Apple as second largest smartphone brand in the world

Huawei posted shares hovering above 10 percent in June and July, beating US Apple Inc. for the first time, the industry tracker added. Now, a set of new CAD renders of the upcoming Huawei Mate 10 has surfaced online, showing what the device might actually look like.

Mr. Yu believes the new Kirin 970 chip's speed and low power can translate into features that will give its phones an edge over the Apple iPhone 8 series, set to be unveiled on September 12, and Samsung's range of top-line phones announced this year.

As you can see from the renders, the display runs edge-to-edge, however, the top, as well as the bottom bezels, remain the same. The Huawei Mate series always had its fingerprint sensor at the back. Its users already expect a home button and fingerprint sensor on the back. Huawei Kirin 970 is said to be only made available for Mate 10. The chip also works well with dual camera systems that employ one RGB sensor, and one that shoots in monochrome. That should make the Mate 10 much easier to use in one hand, which has always been a problem with older Mates.

It is also confirmed that the power house will be sporting the brand new Kirin 970 chip with on-chip AI capability. It also carries a Type-C USB port, 6GB of RAM and 64GB of native storage.

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Note that we're looking at the Mate 10 here - the Mate 10 Pro could bring more pizzazz thanks to a curved screen that wraps around the edges of the phone.

Discussing this key competitive development, Counterpoint's Research Director Peter Richardson, notes, "This is a significant milestone for Huawei, the largest Chinese smartphone brand with a growing global presence". Now, it looks like Huawei efforts have paid off.

While Apple and Samsung continue to battle it out for the hearts and dollars of North American smartphone consumers, Chinese company Huawei has jumped past Apple on the global stage for second place in sales market share. Although that may be the case for now, Huawei's success over Apple is believed to be short-lived, according to Android Central.

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