With Samsung recent stumble which ended with them having to completely stop the production of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, many other manufacturers are starting to hope. Hope for what? That they might take Samsung’s place as the worthiest competitor for Apple. Even if some details have emerged regarding the next Galaxy S8 device, the recent mess with the exploding phones has still left a gap in their production. So, you might be interested to hear that there is another phone which might be able to replace the fiery Note 7. Huawei Mate 9, coming out next month.
Huawei and Lenovo
The Chinese company is one of the biggest names to sneak up behind Samsung. Nobody denies the fact that they have produced some amazing devices (even better than Apple’s and Samsung’s, some say), but they just could not receive the wanted attention. Behind the two giants, Huawei seems relatively small.
But times have changed. If Samsung stumbled, why could Huawei not rise to the top? Of course there are other Chinese manufacturers out there who might be able to do this (especially Lenovo), but Huawei seems the closest. Firstly, it already has premium devices and it will continue to release them. Mate 9 for example. Then, the company has a pretty large fan base all around the world. So growing from that might not be that difficult. And sales are looking great. Not the same can be said about Lenovo tough. After they bought Motorola from Google, their sales have not been amazingly successful. But still, they might do it too if they manage to recover quickly enough.
The new Huawei Mate 9 device will reportedly come in two shapes. They will have a 64-bit, eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 chip, 256GB of storage, 6GB of RAM and a 5.9-inch screen. That sounds impressive. The premium model of the smartphone will reportedly sport a curved display and a 2K screen. The screen is supposedly especially designed for Google’s daydream VR Platform. If this is indeed true, the Mate 9 device will be the first one to come with the VR platform.
But after all, the most important thing which people are considering when buying a phone is its price. Many people have been very disappointed with the price for Huawei P9. At $449.00, the phone was deemed too expensive for the average buyer. In what concerns the Mate 9 phone, details about its price have not yet been revealed. Let’s hope that Huawei has learned a thing or two from their last release and will keep the phone at a relatively affordable price.
All in all, we can say that the battle is on. As the third smartphone manufacturer in the world, Huawei will have some big shoes to fill if Samsung will indeed collapse. After the recent events, this is possible but still, unlikely. Theoretically, they have every ingredient to succeed. The sales, the devices, the network, the fan base. They are all there. But the real question is, do they have the strength to do it?
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