Lebanon, Beirut– February 26, 2019 – Today at MWC Barcelona 2019, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) received an award from the event organizer GSMA. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro was named the “Best Smartphone” in recognition of its powerful performance, outstanding camera system, long battery life, innovative charging solutions and striking design. This coveted accolade serves as a testament to Huawei’s leading technologies and its commitment to delivering the best products and user experiences to consumers around the world.
Kevin Ho, President of Handset Business, Huawei Consumer BG, said, “We would like to thank GSMA for its recognition of the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro. The HUAWEI Mate 20 Series inherits the company’s innovative DNA and most importantly, groundbreaking technologies that bring consumers the ultimate user experience. The strong sales figures tell us that the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro has also won the love and trust from global consumers. Through our groundbreaking technology, we are committed to bringing consumers the best products and experiences.”
First nominated and then named the “Best Smartphone” by GSMA, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro is Huawei’s latest flagship smartphone. Representing the best of Huawei’s breakthrough technologies, HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro is powered by the world’s first 7nm mobile AI chipset Kirin 980, enabling top-class performance and battery life. It supports 40W HUAWEI SuperCharge, one of the fastest smartphone charging solutions on the market, 15W HUAWEI Wireless Quick Change and the innovative Reverse Wireless Charging that lets its users charge other devices and electronic gadgets wirelessly. At the back of the device is the Matrix Camera System, which incorporates the Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens to enable wide-angle photography and capturing at macro distances. HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro comes with EMUI 9.0, Huawei’s nature-inspired Android-based custom operating system, which introduces gesture navigation and a host of other new features that help users get the most out of their devices.
The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with over 350 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem. The GSMA also produces the industry-leading MWC events held annually in Barcelona, Los Angeles and Shanghai, as well as the Mobile 360 Series of regional conferences.
Driven by a “consumer-first” ethos, Huawei is committed to enabling all people to enjoy the benefits of the digital lifestyle. At the advent of 5G technology, Huawei is one of the few manufacturers that has the capability to develop the full breadth of 5G products and deliver a fully synergized user experience. At MWC Barcelona 2019, Huawei unveiled HUAWEI Mate X, the company’s first 5G foldable phone; the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, HUAWEI MateBook 14 and HUAWEI MateBook 13; as well as HUAWEI 5G CPE Pro.
About Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG)
Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) is one of Huawei’s three business groups, providing a range of products including mobile phones, wearables, tablets and laptops. Huawei’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking second in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2018 according to IDC.
Year on year growth was reflected in Huawei’s rise as a globally recognized premium brand. In 2018, Huawei was named number 48 on BrandZ’s Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands and number 79 in Forbes World’s Most Valuable Brands. Huawei spent US$13.23 billion on R&D in 2017, accounting for 14.9 percent of its total revenue. According to IPSOS, Huawei’s global brand awareness increased from 81% in 2016 to 86% in 2017. Its overseas brand consideration increased from 37% in 2016 to 44% in 2017. According to EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard (2017): Huawei’s R&D investment ranked No.6.
As a leading technology company, Huawei invests a significant amount of its annual sales revenue to research and development efforts, and has established 14 research centers around the world. Among these facilities is the Huawei Aesthetics Research Center in Paris. Huawei’s newest R&D center is the Max Berek Innovation Lab in Wetzler, Germany, where Huawei and Leica are jointly researching technologies to improve mobile device camera and image quality.