Huawei trolls Apple and Samsung, claims it would "never" slow down phones

Huawei trolls Apple and Samsung, claims it would
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Two days ago, the Italian Competition Authority fined Apple and Samsung a combined $17.06 million (€15 million) due to a “complex investigation” which found that both companies forced updates on users which, unbeknownst to them, slowed down older hardware, thus making them more likely to upgrade to a newer smartphone.

Huawei, from the looks of things, couldn’t resist the opportunity to troll its two main rivals and subsequently sent out a Tweet via its official UK Twitter account. This stated that the company would “never” slow phones down “to force an upgrade.” Moreover, with shipments of the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro set to commence today in the UK, it used to opportunity to promote the speed of its latest flagships by including the hashtags “BornFastStaysFast” and “NeverSlowDown.” 

This is certainly not the first time Huawei has trolled its rivals, however. Way back in March, ahead of the P20 Pro’s announcement, Huawei purposely drove ad trucks past Samsung and Apple stores in the UK which promoted the smartphone. Then, back in September, the Chinese company took it upon itself to hand out free power banks to customers waiting for the new iPhone XS models. More recently, though, Huawei trolled Apple in its Mate 20 Pro presentation by displaying an image of a Mate 20 Pro charging an iPhone XS Max through the new reverse wireless charging feature.

source: Huawei UK

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30 Comments

1. MroziQ

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 02, 2015

Well, that's interesting. I use my P20 Pro for 2 months and see it slowed down a bit ;)

2. bwomack01

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 21, 2018

Ha ha way to go Huawei! I love stuff like this! Keeps things interesting and exciting! Maybe I need to buy a Huawei phone now.

3. DolmioMan

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Can’t be accused of slowing down phones if it’s slow out of the box.

5. notfair

Posts: 680; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

funny :)) but obviously you have no idea what you are taking about.

8. P20prouser

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 10, 2018

Well you never know. You dont own one like i do.

13. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 709; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

I have a 5 year old ipad mini and didn't even experienced that slow down.

20. cncrim

Posts: 1554; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Lolll

4. AbhiD

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

For that you have to offer a decent number of updates in the first place. Apple is king of the updates(as much as 5 years), while Samsung though slow, is still hell lot of better than Huawei in overall number of updates offered. And obviously, phones can't be slowed down if they are slow out of the box with 2x fake benchmark numbers.

15. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

That's odd, my friend's Mate 10 receives security updates far more often than my S7 does. You shouldn't say anything about it if you don't have one or personally know a person who owns one.

23. skips

Posts: 453; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

s7 is a ~1.5 years older device though.

27. Cicero

Posts: 1102; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

I own an S7 Edge from day one of launching. I received two major system updates, all the improvements, and September 2018 security update. The October one us coming. What you are talking about? Spit fake news from your mouth.

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1332; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Well, they do not cripple their hardware, but "the quality" of updates makes the device run slower ...

7. pupkin

Posts: 143; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

My Huawei-Mate was slow as hell! I’m glad somebody stole it from me.

18. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

As if anybody's going to believe you...

22. japkoslav

Posts: 1332; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Was is slow or fast robbery?

9. P20prouser

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 10, 2018

Well most probably, butthurt trolls pretending to have huawei flagships. Ahahahahaha!!!

10. iAndroid18

Posts: 38; Member since: Oct 23, 2018

Huawei just stick to better devices and support. Trolling as marketing? Times we live in. Just amazing to hear this from a company who themselves "optimise" their phones when benchmark is detected!

28. jacky899

Posts: 347; Member since: May 16, 2017

Samsung trolled Apple sayimg they will never do the same when Apple got caught for slowing down their phones with updates. Also Samsung was the one who started the whole benchmark cheating trend. At least Apple never had to cheat on their benchnarks

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3091; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Of course they won't forced an update, because they didn't give any update in the first place.

17. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

Stuck in 2015? Huawei seems to be updating their phones frequently now, at least for the flagships.

12. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Maybe if I could get one from AT&T, I would know.

14. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 709; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

If apple and Samsung would troll Huawei. That would be the CHEATING on the BENCHMARK TEST!

16. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

Apple definitely can(but obviously won't), though Samsung got numerous times for cheating in the benchmark as well so it wouldn't be the best idea for them to mock Huawei for what they have done.

29. jacky899

Posts: 347; Member since: May 16, 2017

47AlphaTango, you are the most ignorant idiot I seen today. Samsung was the founding father for benchmark cheating that set the whole precedence for other Android companies to follow. Apple on the other hand never had to play dirty like Samsung

19. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Trollling like google, samsung, Huawei and other android is insecurity. Apple is just making the phone better and better while the rest is bitching. iOS and android are two different worlds.

21. aksa123

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Says the company that cheated benchmark. BornLieStaysLie NeverTellTruth

24. skips

Posts: 453; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

of course THEY wouldn't slow the phone down. The overwhelming amount of apps and data would probably slow it down.

25. darkkjedii

Posts: 30777; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple says here hold my beer, and trolls Huawei back with dollar signs.

26. redmd

Posts: 1890; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Huawei trolls Apple by copying the notch and trolls Samsung by copying the S8/S9 screen and you get the flagship Mate 20 pro.

30. skyvory

Posts: 4; Member since: Aug 30, 2018

Of course. Huawei can just fake the speed up so it doesn't count as slowing down.

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