Huawei might be working their first laptop as some information has been reported online that translates to the company entering into the laptop business very soon. A Chinese website reports that Huawei has registered a Trademark for “MateBook”.
In the light of recent confirmation by an Inventec Corp chairperson Richard Lee that they are going to produce the Xiaomi’s first laptop, which would be available with Intel i5 and i7 Chipsets sometime next year. So, it seems like two big smartphone brands would be foraying into the Laptop business in 2016.
The PC makers had been trying to break into the smartphone business as long as we know. While most of them have ended as the failures like HP and Dell exists, who had smartphones in all ranges. But PC makers like Lenovo has done the pretty great job in serving the smartphone consumers. With Motorola now being a Lenovo company, the Chinese manufacturer falls in the fourth position in the smartphone market share worldwide.
Huawei has done well for themselves in the smartphone business, as the company ranks number three in the same smartphone market share list. One could only hope that this report is true because any smartphone manufacturer hasn’t done it. As far as I know Nokia was the only company that came very close to having a laptop in the form of the Booklet 3G.
It may not be a fully functional laptop, but a large tablet sized notebook similar to the Microsoft Surface. The Mate range is already associated with Huawei’s mobile devices, but with this trademark report popping up online; the situation is heated, and we might just see company’s first laptop pretty soon. As for your information, the patent for the trademark was filed almost a month ago, when the rumors of Xiaomi working on a laptop was reported the first time.
Looks like Huawei wants to take on the Xiaomi even before Xiaomi starts selling the first retail unit of this laptop. What are your thoughts on this? Would you buy a Huawei laptop, MateBook to be precise? Share your viewpoint on this in the comments section below.