Who is Huawei? 

January 21, 2017


OK, you’ve probably heard of Huawei by now – they’re actually one of the top 3 smartphone makers in the world. But pronouncing the company name is no mean feat.

Huawei is a Chinese brand and it doesn’t sound the way it’s written: “Hooahwey” and “Hawaii” are good tries but, unfortunately, way off the mark. So, just think of it as “Wah-Way.”

Phew, now you can read on in peace.


You may think of Huawei as a niche, up-and-coming brand, but Huawei has been in the electronics game since the 80s. It’s been making its mark as the go-to electronics manufacturer for big companies around the world. You may also have heard of Huawei’s sister brand, Honor, which offers top-quality smartphone features at competitive prices.

In recent years, Huawei’s taken on smartphones and tablets, and the brand’s devices have got us all very excited. Think super-smart, totally sophisticated smartphones, like the Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro, at competitive prices.

What is Huawei up to right now?

Huawei’s passionate about producing an amazing photography experience. And work with renowned German camera brand Leica to bring us the most intelligent smartphone cameras on the market.

Here’s a rundown of the new phones Huawei’s launched so far this year.

Meet the unprecedented

The Mate Xs – the folding smartphone. With a unique Falcon Wing design and innovative hinge, it has an 8in foldable display.

When folded, it fits perfectly in your hand or pocket. And when you’re done with scrolling and want to see more – just flip it open. You’ll see the double-sized screen in all its glory. Immersive viewing? You got it.

And that incredible screen isn’t just for streaming and gaming. The intelligent multiwindow function lets you split the screen so you can do 2 things at once. Think replying to a group message while scrolling through Instagram or writing an email while updating your status.

Oh, and it’s 5G-Ready too.

And it doesn’t stop there.

Introducing the P40 Pro 5G

Next up, we’ve got Huawei’s latest 5G-Ready offering – the P40 Pro 5G. Sporting a new design, inspired by overflowing water, the Quad-Curve Overflow display really brings content to life.

As expected with Huawei, the camera takes photography to a whole new level.  The 50MP Ultra Vision Quad camera helps you to take high-quality shots, no matter how light or dark it is. And with the 50x SuperSensing zoom, you can zoom in on your subject without losing any definition or clarity.

The P40 Pro uses the world’s first integrated Kirin 990 5G chipset. Add the innovative CPU architecture and cutting-edge 7nm+EUV tech into the mix and you’ve got yourself a seriously powerful phone.

Want to know more? Go check out the Huawei P40 Pro today. 

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