“We will not stop. We will continue to provide Filipino consumers with innovations and products that they deserve,” George Li, country manager of HUAWEI Consumer Business Group Philippines, confidently stated during the launch of the company’s new entry-level offering, the HUAWEI Y9 Prime 2019, at Grand Hyatt Manila in Taguig City.
Mr. Li delivered a strong opening speech detailing facts on Huawei’s global and local milestones. Here are the key points and excerpts from his address:
A brand well loved by consumers worldwide
Ablaze with momentum, HUAWEI has recently overtaken Apple to become the world’s No. 2 brand in global smartphone sales after the first quarter of 2019. The country head revealed that the secret to the company’s success is customer centricity. “We keep our focus on our consumers. We listen to them and we make sure that the products we release in the market will certainly address their pain points and improve their lives,” Mr. Li said.
There is no doubt that the brand enjoys the support of more than 600 million HUAWEI users worldwide — or about 15% of the global population.
Commitment to constant innovation
HUAWEI remains at the forefront of innovations as a global tech leader in 5G technology, having developed its own 5G tech as early as early as 2009. It now also has 50 5G contracts signed globally.
The company has been proactively involved in the formulation and ranks first in technological contribution to 5G standards.
In the Philippines, 5G is within reach of Filipinos through carriers Globe and PLDT that are powered by HUAWEI’s 5G CPE system. “5G technology is a breakthrough for HUAWEI and the industry. We are more than proud to help make this available to the Philippine market,” Mr. Li said.
All these are products of HUAWEI’s commitment to constant innovation by investing in research and development.
No other way but up
Despite the external issues faced by the company, HUAWEI remains strong and has grown steadily year-on-year. According to Mr. Li, it crossed the 100 million mark in smartphone shipments by the end of May, the fastest pace ever for the company.
He also revealed that the shipment for P30 series achieved a record-breaking 10 million units in 85 days. The sales for the mentioned phone series exceeded its predecessor, P20 series, by 52% in the first month of its launch. The HUAWEI Watch GT has its own fair share of success as its shipment is already at two million.
Zeroing in on the local market, Mr. Li s optimistic that their new offering, Y9 Prime 2019 will be received well by Filipino consumers. In addition, HUAWEI is keen on opening more stores in the country to make HUAWEI technologies and products available to more Filipinos. Recently, HUAWEI inaugurated two premium concept stores at The Podium in Mandaluyong City and Venice Mall in Taguig City.
Mr. George Li ended his speech with sincere thanks. “We thank our consumers and all our partners for continuously trusting HUAWEI. Thank you for inspiring us to do better and achieve all these milestones and successes. With your support, there’s no other way but up!”