Huawei Mate 10 will seriously challenge Apple's iPhone 8, company's CEO promises

Huawei is currently the world's number 3 smartphone manufacturer, and the Chinese company doesn't show any signs of slowing down. There's no market we can think of where Huawei doesn't sell its handsets, so the next step for the giant would be to try and appeal to even more consumers in those markets.

The number one market where Huawei must pick up the pace in North America where the Chinese company is seriously challenged by Samsung and Apple. Huawei's CEO Richard Yu told Bloomberg in an interview that his company is readying an answer to Apple's iPhone 8, which is expected to be unveiled later this fall.

The answer is called Huawei Mate 10, a new flagship that will be revealed around the same timeframe as the Apple iPhone 8.

It remains to be seen whether or not Apple loyalists will see all those improved features as the reason to switch to an Android smartphone like the Huawei Mate 10. And then there's Samsung, LG, Lenovo and other major brands who want a piece from Apple's market share.

source: Bloomberg



1. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Ditch your s**tty software and then we can talk.

5. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I agree. I always wonder why companies like LG, Huawei don't switch to stock android.

14. chenski

Posts: 770; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

You forgot to add Samsung

16. Guaire

Posts: 886; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Because vast majority of consumers doesn't care stock Android at all.

24. iushnt

Posts: 3107; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Stick Android is not the so desired thing

8. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

What he hasn't realise is that any hardware can compete with IPhone. There is already a ton of challenging smartphone. It's not about the hardware for the iPhone, it's all about marketing.

31. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Let's see which hardware can, alone, compete with Apple. Camera: check, design: check, battery: check, processor: not so check......... So what did you say, any hardware?

2. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Every company wants to compete with the iphone.

34. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

Dethroning Apple is the holy grail for any mobile phone manufacturer since they are THE most profitable company in the world.

3. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

Yea.... not with that UI

4. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You'll compete about as well as an AAU kid versus an NBA player. Stay in your league Huawei.

6. torr310

Posts: 1661; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Move the fingerprint scanner further away from the camera please!

7. NoAllegiance unregistered

Can't compete if none of the big four carriers are stocking the device.

10. Pabliell

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

You have forgotten about the whole world outside of US...

17. NoAllegiance unregistered

Sorry, I meant in USA. If you want to take on Apple or Samsung, you must gain attention in the states.

9. Pabliell

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

I'm waiting, Huawei. Amaze me.

11. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

Good luck, Mr. Yu.

12. ebfields

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 13, 2013

Bring it on Huawei. I'm using a Mate 9 now after selling my galaxy Note 5. Only problem with the Huawei devices are the inferior screen quality. My previous Mate 7 and Mate S and now my Mate 9 screen got cracked within a two months. Gorilla glass 3 just doesn't cut it. I'll be buying either Mate 10 or Note 8.

13. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Make it available in the us stores than you can say things like that. Until than be quiet

15. mike2959

Posts: 695; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Hardware is the engine. Software is the transmission. I own the S8 plus, and the iPhone 7 plus. No doubt the Android family has the engine so to speak. But still the software optimization on IOS is unparalleled. Yes I have had a Pixel as well guys nothing to do with bloat. However Android own operating system is full of bloat. Bloat is a program that comes shipped on the phone that cannot be removed easily.

18. Vancetastic

Posts: 1385; Member since: May 17, 2017

I guess the iPhone has bloat, too, with it's suite of stock apps that cannot be easily removed.

25. iushnt

Posts: 3107; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

It's easy to remove bloat from iPhone

19. ColinW

Posts: 412; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

It is very easy to remove the bloat on Android phones much more difficult on IOS devices!

20. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Actually since iOS 10 you can remove a decent junk of stock apps you don't want. Just a quick fyi.

21. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I think they'll make 1:1 clone of iPhone 8 leaks..

22. dane723

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

Ditch that software. Make it stock Android

26. iushnt

Posts: 3107; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Why would someone pay so high price for stock android.

30. dane723

Posts: 6; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

I mean they will redesign their user interface

23. hansip87

Posts: 228; Member since: Nov 10, 2015

well, when they can offer resale value that most people after, then we're talking..

27. tedkord

Posts: 17365; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

There. THAT'S good placement for a rear FPS. Samsung, make note.

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