How Huawei embraced innovation to become a Global Smartphone Gaint
Today, if you haven’t heard the name Huawei anywhere in the world, then it might be possible that you were living under the rock until now. A Chinese multinational giant is now three decades old, has grown into a brand that rhymes with words like innovation and excellence. Huawei is the company that has 21 R&D centers, while 16 of them being in the oversea countries, as their headquarters, stands in Shenzhen China. Primarily the company is known for its telecommunication services in the form of mostly hardware. But the brand forayed into a smartphone as soon as the first smartphone was launched almost a decade ago.
Jumping to present, the company is giving serious competition to world’s favorite smartphone brands. Apart from being the world’s largest telecom equipment manufacturer, the company has done a fantastic job in creating a range of smartphones over the years that not only changed the way people think about these smart devices but how they use them. The brand has launched handsets with world’s first dual lens setup and has even showcased the world with its phablets that large screen on smartphones is fantastic.
You may also know that Nexus 6P, which is the last year’s Google phone was developed by Huawei. With companies like Google recognizing the Huawei for their manufacturing capabilities, it is about time; the world understands that Huawei is a pioneer in smartphone manufacturing as well. Apart from selling smartphones, they also have a broad set of tablet PCs under their belt. The company also is well versed in creating a stylish smartwatch, which was launched last year.
Talking about its India connection, the company’s investment in the country goes beyond a decade as it dates back to 1999. Many might know, but the company has set up their first overseas R&D in Bengaluru. The company’s R&D facility in India is their largest overseas center for research and development. They also have outsourced services from Indian IT firms in the field of BSS, Enterprise, Consumer as well as mobile devices applications. It allowed the company to reach to the hearts of its users and offer truly a great solution to their specific needs. That’s what the purpose of regionalized R&D center is.
Huawei is on its way to becoming the global leader in the smartphone business as stated by company’s Devices Chief, Richard Yu. He says that company is aiming to move up to number two spot then eventually to the number one spot in coming three-four years. And how the company is going to achieve that feat you ask. Well, as you learned that they have large R&D setups, it will help them take over the international markets as they have shifted their focus to innovation according to the needs of the consumers. With thousands of engineers working to build a perfect product you can expect the Huawei Device’s business to grow rapidly and eventually be a leader in smartphone industry as well.
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