Huawei reportedly has a secret research lab at its China headquarters

Huawei reportedly has a secret research lab at its China headquarters
While Huawei’s smartphone sales may have skyrocketed in 2018, it’s fair to say that the company as a whole hasn’t had the best year. Governments across the globe have raised security concerns relating to Huawei’s equipment and in early December one of the company’s key executives was arrested. But according to a new report by Bloomberg, Huawei has a plan.

At the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, it’s claimed that the smartphone giant has a secret research lab that’s rather ironically nicknamed “White House.” Here, engineers are said to be hard at work on what the company considers to be the backbone of its future – artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and entirely new chips that will reduce its dependence on US companies.

Huawei is also being pushed by the Chinese government to create new solutions, according to the report. In fact, within its secret lab, the company is said to have a separate room called the “vertical industries exhibition hall.” It is in here that the company envisions all the different scenarios in which Huawei’s current and future tech could eventually be used.
At the moment, Huawei already sells a number of components to companies for cloud services and IoT solutions – this business is on track to generate around $10 billion in revenue this year – but it’s expected to become increasingly important over the coming years.

In terms of what the end goal is, it appears both Huawei and the Chinese government are hoping to achieve a scenario in which no US chips or software is required. However, with security issues continuing to arise, this could also mean a loss of customers outside of the country for Huawei.

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35 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

I can believe it. With the way Huawei has been releasing innovative and feature rich smartphones (to say the least), it would be no small wonder that such a place exists for them. Huawei is a giant in this industry, and has their “hands” in many fields of tech. They’ve won me over as a fan and a buyer of their smartphones, and they are now my go to OEM for my high end flagship needs, especially after releasing the Mate 10 Pro. I look forward to new tech and innovations from them.

11. Subpixel

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 22, 2018

Huawei and innovations? Joke of the year!!!

15. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nah, I'm pretty sure you take that honor every time you shoot your shot.

12. mahalo15

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 30, 2018

I would rather not buy from a company that is tool for a brutal dictatorship that prosecutes its own citizens.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

What you would and would not rather do is absolutely of no concern to me.

17. mahalo15

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 30, 2018

If Huawei has won you over as a fan that is of no concern to me either. Keep it to yourself.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

I wasn’t speaking to you when I made my comment. It was YOU that got triggered by what I said, when you could have just kept it moving. But no, you decided to respond to my comment and give me your opinion like you and you’re opinion have any actual meaning to me, when in reality, the waste I excrete is worth more to me than you and your opinion are. Now I just gave you your five minutes of fame. Savor it and move on.

19. mahalo15

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 30, 2018

Exactly my thoughts about you and your opinion on a public forum. You must be a mind reader. But on a second thought, actually my excrete is worth more than you, your opinion and whatever you get being a 50 cent party member.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

It's a PUBLIC FORUM. I have the right to post what I want here. And you're free to not respond to it. You can respond, as is your right as well, but then don't get triggered when you get destroyed like Eminem did your favorite boy band that you still 'bate off to, Ensync. By the way, I absolutely LOVE the FACT that my initial comment had you so triggered. It always brings me joy to know that I have that much control over random wankers on the Internet. Do keep responding so you can keep proving me right while I lmmfao at you.

21. mahalo15

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 30, 2018

Getting destroyed! Lmfao...Am I dealing with a 12 year old here? I'm just getting warmed up here fag, I can do this all day. I don't give a s**t bout Eminem or whatever music you into...just keep that to yourself. You see English is my third language and I rip into trolls like you to polish my skills...hehehe but don't let that stop you #HuaweiFanboy

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 21006; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO LMAO LMAO So you try to troll be first, only to have it backfire on you, and now you're even more triggered than before. LMAO...yes, yes...keep on responding and let me know how triggered I got you. Continue to show everyone that I'm living rent free in that teeny, tiny pebble that passes for your brain while you listen to Backstreet Boys in an attempt to sooth your anger over my commet. #TrollGotTrolled #NowYouTriggeredEvenMore #ImLovingIt #KeepItGoing #YouBoyBandFanboy #PleaseRespond #ProveMeRight

23. mahalo15

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 30, 2018

Boy band analogies again! You cleared my doubts, so I'm dealing with a 12 year old. As I said earlier, I'm just getting warmed up here. It is obvious, who is getting triggered, and I only need few words to prove my point. BTW teeny tiny brain is better than having none at all and I do feel sorry for your parents. #KidWithSpecialNeeds #HuaweiFanboy.

24. mahalo15

Posts: 54; Member since: Nov 30, 2018

Boy band analogies again! You cleared my doubts, so I'm dealing with a 12 year old. As I said earlier, I'm just getting warmed up here. It is obvious, who is getting triggered, and I only need few words to prove my point. BTW teeny tiny brain is better than having none at all and I do feel sorry for your parents. #KidWithSpecialNeeds #HuaweiFanboy.

3. alanrock

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

a bunch of Chinese engineers play ping-pong in a "White House" :))

4. lovemac209

Posts: 31; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

secret backdoor research lab...

5. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Wasn't that what Xerox PARC. You know the place where Jobs stole someone's tech. The US Govt for decades claimed Area 51 didn't exist. Am sure Intel has secret labs too. I mean, they need a place to talk to the aliens who give us the tech we need in bits an pieces. You are trying to make the title sound like they are doing something illegal because they have a secret lab.

7. Vogue1985

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Lol, if you think Huawei lab has things. You haven't seen nothing, I would love to see what in Labs of the fruits aka Apple and Blackberry especially since they have excellent data security (Especially BlackBerry), oh and Nokia too. Motorola, Samsung, ZTE, Sony, LG, Oneplus . They all have Labs.

10. cmdacos

Posts: 3651; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

It's almost as if the writer expected R&D labs to be in glass houses for everyone to see? ?

14. Panzer

Posts: 269; Member since: May 13, 2016

You need a secret lab to reverse engineer everyone else's research and products.

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