Huawei tries to steal Apple's thunder with three Mate 20 Pro teasers

Huawei tries to steal Apple's thunder with three Mate 20 Pro teasers
Unsurprisingly, Apple has been dominating the headlines today in the lead up to and following the announcement of the new iPhone XS and XS Max, and iPhone XR, but one particular rival doesn’t seem too pleased about it.

During Apple’s event earlier on today, Huawei, which recently overtook Apple as the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer, suddenly became rather active on its official Twitter account by tirelessly promoting the benefits that come with owning a Huawei P20 or P20 Pro. As Apple’s event neared its end, though, the Chinese company took things a step further by tweeting out three Mate 20 Pro teasers.

Starting off with the first one, the background of the image depicts a light shining onto the upcoming Huawei Mate 20 Pro model, confirming, in the process, the curved edge display that has been rumored for quite some time now. On top of this image, “Thank You” can be seen in big, as can the words “For Letting Us Be The Real Hero Of The Year” just below. The company also references its October 16 event in London.

Huawei’s second teaser was slightly more boring yet still managed to take direct aim at Apple by depicting a person running inside a circle, which suspiciously resembled the image included in Apple’s event invites, before running off and thanking its fans for supporting them as “innovators.” Lastly, the company posted yet another video teaser that hints at a wide range of colors and a focus on artificial intelligence. Additionally, it appears to indirectly thank Apple for “keeping things the same.”

Overall, Huawei’s efforts to distract away from Apple’s news today probably won’t be that effective. But it is fair to say that the brand’s next flagship smartphone is certainly shaping up to be quite impressive.


source: Huawei

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45 Comments

1. DolmioMan

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Key word of the title being “tries”.

32. Smat1234 unregistered

True heroes do not call themselves true heroes. True heroes do not lie about their performance data: UL, with 3DMark app, found P20's (along with other similar Huawei devices) benchmark measurements were inflated by almost 95% (the advertised performance was 47% less than the actual value). True heroes do not lie about the hardware specs. True heroes do not vomit false excuses about their lies: so far, they have never admitted that they have been lying.

39. ZombieHunter

Posts: 264; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

We are talking about phones here right?

45. cheetah2k

Posts: 2156; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I thought that was a direct dig at Apple. all true by the way ;)

2. Xperia14

Posts: 1203; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

So much jealousy.. It's pathetic.

8. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 259; Member since: May 15, 2013

yeah seriously, why every other phone company always have to talk about Apple? This is so pathetic, do your own thing and shake off the inferiority complex. Especially when you're one of the biggest Apple ripoffs in Android.

12. Trex95

Posts: 2320; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Except Sony, lg, one plus and Htc. Huawei can beat even one plus with when it comes to performance and overall use.

14. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 259; Member since: May 15, 2013

Yes well not every company does it fortunately (although I recall Oneplus taking a shot at Apple as well a couple years ago) but a lot do, and most of the time they're Apple copycats to begin with. That's just petty and if they need to ride Apple's coattails, that just means they're the inferior company.

19. Trex95

Posts: 2320; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

True that.

3. Vokilam

Posts: 1033; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

That’s corny and cheesy.

4. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

10/16/2018 will not bring PA down. PA went down multiple times today because of heavy traffic from all the Apple articles LOL.

5. Hollowmost

Posts: 413; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Mate 20pro will interesting.

6. ALMBO6

Posts: 195; Member since: May 28, 2018

Waiting to see what they have in reserve for us. That Huawei Mate 20 Pro better be a real killer, I don't want a P20 Pro with curved screen, Face ID, new processor and slightly bigger processor. I need a memory card slot and a Headphone jack!

7. Farcaster

Posts: 147; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

But why put a photo of a Galaxy s9?

11. Trex95

Posts: 2320; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

It’s not S9 actullay huwiea copying both iPhone and S9 plus and there Soc still behind Exyons 9810 leave a lone iPhone X with A12.

25. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 187; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

... and in English?

30. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

Still behind Exynos 9810? It's literally one generation ahead of this year's Snapdragon and Exynos, it can be a lot faster but definitely not slower. Thanks for the laugh, though.

9. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 259; Member since: May 15, 2013

They just made me not want to buy their stuff

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21345; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! Huawei trolling Apple is hilarious! But seriously, diehard iPhone fans won't go for an Android smarphone over an iPhone, no matter how much better said Android phone is compared to an iPhone concerning features. Most iPhone users are locked into the Apple ecosystem due to one or more of the following: paid apps and music, the "status symbol" effect, iOS itself and it's ecosystem, money spent on iPhone accessories, etc. I'm just glad I chose the smartphone that was best for me when I chose to purchase and use the Mate 10 Pro over the the iPhone 8 Plus, and will continue on when I get the Mate 20 Pro.

13. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I wouldn't necessarily switch but I'll definitely buy an Android if one suits my fancy. Depends on if I'm broke that week or not.

17. meanestgenius

Posts: 21345; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yeah, but you're in the minority on that. Most iPhone users wouldn't think of switching from an iPhone. I actually got ridiculed by lots of iPhone users I know when I switched to the Mate 10 Pro from my iPhone 8 Plus. It was hilarious to hear them come at me because of this, lol.

31. cocoy

Posts: 454; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

To some people I think the status symbol is more then enough not to switch to Android.

37. meanestgenius

Posts: 21345; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed.

16. DefinitiveKid

Posts: 259; Member since: May 15, 2013

I just convinced my brother who's been an iPhone user since the beginning into buying the OnePlus 6. He did and he likes it. I just think a lot of Apple users just don't want to think about what phone they're getting and just look for continuity. I also don't believe there's such a thing as a "better" smartphone now. There are cheaper ones, and more expensive ones. Then it's a matter of personal preference.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21345; Member since: May 28, 2014

Definitely isn't a "better" phone, just what's best for you and your needs. Unless the phone has legit issues that just keep it from performing correctly.

26. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

LMAO!

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21345; Member since: May 28, 2014

I find you to be quite the joke and entertaining as well.

29. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

You're easily amused brosephine. There's an even better joke coming on 16.10.18.

38. meanestgenius

Posts: 21345; Member since: May 28, 2014

It’s because you show us that being a joke is so easy and comes so natural to you. The date you listed must be your birthday. Best joke every year.

40. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Why are you mad though?

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