Huawei wants to surpass Apple as the biggest smartphone maker in the next 5 years
At a time when Apple Inc. is thinking not to bring any innovation in iPhone till 2017, Huawei Technologies seems to bank on it by introducing its Google Daydream based phone this fall. Huawei Technology has plans to integrate virtual reality with its phones. While much information was not available of the new set, Huawei said that it will be partnering with the premier German optics company named, Leica for at least five years. Huawei and Leica’s coordination started when both companies collaborated on the Huawei P9, with improved camera quality. However, that still did not entice many smartphone users.
Google had already announced last month that its VR Platform, Daydream, will succeed Cardboard. Moreover, it also named a selected group of smartphone manufacturers who will use Android N. Virtual Reality, as we all know, is a recently popular concept that has been gaining popularity among tech giants such as Google and Samsung. Huawei does not want to keep itself out of the game. After becoming one of the major players in the global smartphone market with 8.2% market share in Q1FY16, the company realizes the need to continue its innovation to grow its share.
Huawei CEO, Mr. Richard Yu has a vision to surpass Apple Inc. and become the world’s biggest smartphone maker in the next 5 years. While this may seem too ambitious, Mr. Yu did mention that it is not too easy and will require a lot of patience. Huawei may have been able to gain traction among smartphone users in Asia and Europe, its entry into the US region is a big challenge posed in front of the Chinese smartphone maker.
Talking about the date of launch for Daydream-ready phones, Mr. Yu said that these phones will rollout as early as fall of 2016. While that may entice many of Huawei fans and smartphone users, we still wait until the smartphone maker sheds light on other specs. We will update you on any developments with regards to this.