The head of Huawei: we will surpass Apple and become the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer
Chinese electronics manufacturer Huawei Technologies in the next five years intends to bypass Apple and Samsung in terms of production and become the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer with a market share of over 25%. This statement was made head of Huawei Richard Yu at the conference the WSJ in Hong Kong.
Now the majority of mobile manufacturers are forced to fight for a place under the sun to win at least third place in the smartphone market. But the Chinese Huawei Napoleonic plans: the manufacturer intends to outstrip the iPhone and the Galaxy and become the number one company in the mobile market.
“We want to become smartphone maker in the world. It’s a long distance, but we are patient,” — said the head of the company.
10% of their income Huawei invests in the development of new devices. The company is going IT giants, as its engineers engaged in the development of not only smartphones, but also network technologies. Only above them the company employs approximately 10,000 employees.
According to the research company Gartner, in the first quarter of 2016, sales of smartphones Huawei increased by 59% compared to the previous year, Samsung has not changed, but Apple sales fell by 14%. The share of Huawei in the global smartphone market in the first quarter rose to 8.3%. The share of South Korean manufacturer Samsung has 23%, the American Corporation Apple — 15%.
Previously President of global strategic marketing, Huawei Shao Yang said that “the era of the iPhone will end in 2020”. According to him, in this industry there is the 12-year cycle. In 1995 Motorola introduced the multi-functional mobile phone, though. In 2007 Apple introduced the iPhone, which began a new era. According to young, this cycle will be completed before 2020 and then will come the era of superphones.