Huawei reportedly poaching Samsung technicians and designers

Huawei reportedly poaching Samsung technicians and designers
After months of mystery, contemplation, leaks, and speculations, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge to the gawking world. The latter handset definitely has the potential of being named the "most beautiful smartphone of 2015", as it doesn't just sport the premium metal-and-glass construction, but adds to the striking looks with that curved display, which gives the phone a radiant and futuristic appearance.

So, Sammy is well on its way to climb out of the rubble that it had found itself sliding into for the past year, and to re-make and defend its name in the world of mobiles. But, of course, when you set a high bar for your competitors, you should expect them to try and do anything to catch up to you, with your head in their sights.

Well, a bit overly dramatized, maybe, but here's an interesting report – the Korea Times says that Huawei is actively trying to poach Samsung engineers and that it has actually managed to get a few to sign on. The new employees are reported to be working on user experience and chip development.

Of course, there's nothing wrong or noteworthy with hiring new personnel – Huawei is, allegedly, currently looking for new talent publicly, and that's no secret. However, the report claims that any engineers that leave Samsung for the China-based competitor will receive a fatter-than-normal paycheck and more “independent” new roles at their new jobs (we assume this means leading positions).

Huawei's upcoming flagship – the Ascend P8 – will be officially announced tomorrow and initial leaks suggest that it will not be a handset to smirk at – with a pretty design, a 1080p 5.2” display, a home-grown Kirin 930 octa-core processor built on a 16 nm process, 3 GB of RAM, and a 13 MP / 8 MP camera combo. We are unsure whether the “Samsung talent” would've had any time to contribute to this exact flagship, but we may be looking at a more TouchWiz-inspired Emotion UI in the future.

Thanks for the tip, Zami!

source: Korea Times

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