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Huawei Promises to Deliver Phone to Best Apple, Samsung

Huawei has issued bold statements regarding a smartphone that will beat the competition from both Apple and Samsung during the second half of 2013.

German site BestBoyZ met the company in China, where Huawei Chief Marketing Officer Shao Yang stressed the firm's lofty plans for the latter stages of next year.

"If our R&D people have not made a mistake, then we will have something in the second half of 2013 that's better than Apple and Samsung," he claimed.

As for Huawei's plans for early 2013, the company confirmed to BestBoyZ that at CES 2013 it'll unveil a 5-inch smartphone with a 1080p display, joining the emerging market for 5-inch handsets.

Huawei also confirmed that it'll announce a Windows Phone 8 device at the event, which is rumored to be the Ascend W1. It's also said to be working on the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate phablet, which is set to go against Samsung's Galaxy Note 3. The latter will also launch its Galaxy S4 next year.

In terms of Apple's products for 2013, the company is said to be working on the iPhone 5S and iPhone 6, as well as its inevitable successor to the iPad 4 and iPad Mini.

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  • TunaSoda
    Yawn... Huawei? Who???
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  • kensingtron
    If Huawei's Chief Marketing Officer Shao Yang said anything else he would be fired.
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  • jacobdrj
    Build quality has to be ROCK SOLID. Camera has to be fantastic. Upgrade support has to be there for at least a year of current Android/WP operating system versions. Battery life has to be excellent, and screen quality/resolution needs to be top notch... Finally, the price has to be great... Free under contract, and under 300 with pre-paid.

    It will take at least 2 premium attempts at the smartphone, more likely 3, to get this to work...
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  • john15v16
    Wow, that's politician pie-in-the-sky style speak... BIG promises, no details...
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  • wavetrex
    Don't underestimate Huawei, all their products I've seen so far are good quality, functional, problem free.

    My country's internet for example is powered 90% by their networking products, and it works very well.
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  • Old_Fogie_Late_Bloomer
    Wacom stylus or I don't care. :p
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  • Vorador2
    What the hell. A 6.1 inch phone? How the hell you can hold it to your ear without looking like an enormous douche?
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  • joytech22
    To fit into the best it'll need the following:
    - 4.7" Display or larger (to a limit of 5.5" for me)
    - At least 16GB MINIMUM built in
    - Storage Expansion capabilities
    - 720p display, or 1080p
    - 2GB of RAM for futureproofing
    - Qualcomm S4 Pro or Exynos Cortex A-15 or Nvidia Tegra Wayne (Tegra 4)
    - Durable for the class of device it is (able to take a few harsh bumps away from the display
    - Huge battery, at LEAST 2600mAh
    - Fantastic camera at LEAST on par with the S3's but with much better low-light sensitivity
    - A DECENT BLOODY MICROPHONE WHILE RECORDING WITHOUT DISTORTION
    - Decently loud un-tinny sounding loud speaker
    - Clear, Loud ear speaker
    - Light Sensor and decent front camera (most are decent though)
    - Removable Battery
    - International 4G Support

    And last but not least..
    - Stock Android Experience with no bloatware.
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  • icemunk
    Huawei is a large company with 150,000 employees, and $32 billion in revenue last year. I wonder if they'll be allowed into the US market though..
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  • hate machine
    wavetrexDon't underestimate Huawei, all their products I've seen so far are good quality, functional, problem free.My country's internet for example is powered 90% by their networking products, and it works very well.
    Don't you mean counterfeit Cisco Hardware and Software with Huawei branded on it? :P
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