Huawei P20 will be ‘much better’ than iPhone X, top exec Richard Yu says

Richard Yu, chief executive officer of Huawei's consumer business group, speaking during the launch of P10 & P10 Plus smartphones along with also Huawei Watch 2 smartwatch, ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

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Richard Yu, chief executive officer of Huawei’s consumer business group, speaking during the launch of P10 & P10 Plus smartphones along with also Huawei Watch 2 smartwatch, ahead of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.

Huawei’s upcoming P20 smartphone will be “much better” than Apple’s iPhone X, Richard Yu, the head of consumer business, said on Sunday.

The P20 will be slated to launch during an event in Paris next month.

At a briefing with reporters after the launch of Huawei’s
MateBook X Pro laptop
, Yu was talking about how the company continues to invest in order to grow. He laid out his thoughts about how the smartphone market would likely consolidate, with many smaller players collapsing.

Many reporters inside the room were using various iPhone versions to record the briefing session. As Yu was discussing Huawei’s brand new innovations, he picked up an iPhone X along with also went off-script to explain how the P20 will be better than Apple’s $999 offering.

“We will have some very big, bold, big innovation on camera technology. in which will be much much better than all the phones,” Yu said. “Maybe I’m not humble, although ours will be better, in which’s not just a little bit better, although much better.”

Huawei has only been inside the smartphone market for a short time, although has grown very quickly along with also will be today the third-largest player by market share, behind Apple along with also Samsung. Yu thinks Huawei can surpass Apple within the next couple of years.

“Globally we are [a] top three smartphone supplier, although maybe in in which year or next year, within one to two years, our market share will be top two. We keep strong growth. Sooner or later we will be number one market share,” Yu said.

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