Huawei is a global technology company specialized in telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, and smartphones. The brand has become one of the largest telecommunications equipment suppliers.
Founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei, a former engineer in the People's Liberation Army.
In 1997, Huawei established its first R&D center outside of China in Bangalore, India.
By 2018, Huawei had become the world's second-largest smartphone manufacturer, with over 200 million smartphones shipped annually.
In recent years, the brand has been facing challenges due to political controversies surrounding its alleged ties to the Chinese government.
South Korean multinational electronics company. Competes with Huawei in the smartphone market as well as other consumer electronics.
American multinational technology company. Competes with Huawei in the smartphone market.
Chinese electronics company. Competes with Huawei in the smartphone market as well as other consumer electronics.
High-end lineup of smartphones known for their premium build quality, large displays, and flagship-level performance.
Mid-range to high-end lineup of smartphones known for their camera capabilities and sleek design.
Smartwatch that offers heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and multiple sports modes. Also known for its long battery life.
Wireless earbuds that offer active noise cancellation and up to 22 hours of battery life.
Yes, Huawei was placed on the US Entity List in 2019, which prohibits US companies from doing business with the brand.
Many countries have raised concerns about Huawei's alleged ties to the Chinese government, but the brand has denied any such ties. From a technical standpoint, Huawei phones are considered safe and secure.
Due to the US ban, newer Huawei phones do not have access to Google services such as Google Play Store or Google Maps. However, Huawei has been working on its own app ecosystem to offer alternative options.
The Huawei Watch GT2 offers a great battery life compared to other smartwatches, but it lacks some of the advanced features like support for third-party apps that other smartwatches offer.
The Huawei FreeBuds offer active noise cancellation, up to 22 hours of battery life, and a comfortable fit. They also come with a charging case that can be charged either wirelessly or through USB-C.