Move over Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 fans, you’re about to be overtaken by a stone-cold screamer.
Adding to its offensive against market leaders Apple and Samsung, Huawei has revealed not only a staggering 60% annual jump in overall Smartphone shipments, but also what the Chinese company claims is the fastest Smartphone in the world today.
Taking pride of place at the very kick-off of the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Huawei introduced the new Ascend P2 which joins the party with some seriously impressive claims. According to the company, the Huawei Ascend P2 has web access up to triple the speed of anything on the market today, allowing it to download audio files in a matter of seconds and movies in minutes.
The news comes hot on the heels of prior positive tidings for Huawei, which saw the company overtake Research in Motion (now BlackBerry) during Q4 of last year to become the third biggest Smartphone manufacturer in the world. And although Huawei is still leaps and bounds behind market-leaders Apple and Samsung, the underdog appears to be gaining ground and impressive global following.
Throughout the course of 2012, Huawei shipped upwards of 127 million products in total, which included 32 million Smartphones. 2013 is expected to see Huawei go from strength to strength across many of the world’s leading markets, as one of the most important brands for catering to emerging and developing consumer markets with affordable mid-range handsets and feature phones.