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We continue to expect our performance to improve in 2017 and see the potential for margin expansion in 2017 and beyond, as market conditions improve and our sales transformation programs gain further traction. Our plan is to make the most of the market this year, be efficient, maintain our pricing discipline, ensure our synergies happen and we get the cost reductions. Nokia is not Ericsson. They are in crisis. We outperformed them in every area.
If Xiaomi's performance remained good in China, they would have still grown year-over-year. But that was not the case. Oppo, Vivo and Huawei in 2016 left Xiaomi behind. Their global growth was curtailed and they didn't expand in newer markets.
"By having options for both, they can cover the full potential market,"
By having options for both, they can cover the full potential market.
This is the next wave of technology that is really going to get consumers excited about smartphones.
We are waiting for app developers to really use the platform for what it's for.
Google's ecosystem for both AR and VR is in the very early days.
Our company is a different management style than other companies. We call it collective wisdom. We are not only diligent…we are also flexible.
We never hide our ambition. We have a vision to make the world's best smartphone.
Samsung is the next brand which will face the Chinese onslaught in the India market. In Western Europe, Huawei has been growing very fast. Huawei is taking away share. If Samsung loses market share in a high volume market like India quickly, then overall market share will decline because it will be more dependent on Western mature markets like U.S. which is more carrier driven.
Three of the world's top four most profitable smartphone vendors are currently Chinese. Huawei, Vivo and Oppo have not only improved their smartphone product line-ups this year, they have also enhanced their operational abilities and kept a tight lid on expanding distribution costs.
Apple's ability to maximize pricing and minimize production cost is hugely impressive and the iPhone continues to generate monster profits, Huawei, Vivo and OPPO are the next three most profitable smartphone vendors globally this quarter, but they are still a long way behind Apple.
Chinese companies, such as Alibaba and Huawei, that are looking to operate abroad or attract foreign capital are expecting higher English proficiency levels from their applicants.
We are going to take them [Apple] step-by-step, innovation-by-innovation. There will be more opportunities. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality. It is like driving a car. At every curve or turn, there is an opportunity to overtake the competition.
When we announced four years ago that we wanted to sell phones, people told us we were crazy. When we said we wanted to sell 100 million phones, they told us we were crazy.
In Finland, we are already number one.
Any differentiation from Huawei won't last long.
Huawei is coming under intense pressure at home in China as (lower end manufacturers) OPPO and Vivo offer similar phones at better price points. The Mate 9 will help alleviate some of that pressure.
We're in a mature phase of the smartphone market, now only incremental changes are being made.
It learns how you use your phone.
Just the device is no longer enough. AI and voice control will be main features on smartphones in the coming years.
We do not expect future technology to look, sound and feel as it does now … Smart technology, as well as cloud and AI have begun to merge so what we'll see in the future may be entirely different from what we have today.
If the problems of our competitors result in an increase in our sales, it's a good thing for us, But we're more concerned about providing more reliable products.
We have our sights on the global market. China will make up a substantial portion but we're focused on global growth.
It's even more important in China for Samsung to repair its credibility, because there are so many Chinese alternatives like Huawei, Oppo and Lenovo. Samsung needs to quickly tell Chinese consumers what happened, when it happened, why it happened and why they should trust the company.
The vendor ecosystem in India is not as strong as it is in China. A lot of things still need to be imported from China when it comes to things like electronic components, batteries, display or others, but I am sure as the market progresses, we will start to see true manufacturing happening here in India.
The start of manufacturing in India is an affirmation of our commitment to India. We are convinced about the growth potential and future of India and we'll keep looking for opportunities to increase our presence here.
Hopefully, Guinness (World Records) will accept this as a world record in highest smartphone livestreaming.
Huawei want to position themselves as a premium brand because they want the margins that will give them. But what they want to do is establish that premium brand not just to sell high-end smartphones, but mid range smartphones with higher margins.
Those mid-range devices are becoming capable and they are replacing some sales of high-end devices so you do get some customers moving down to that mid-tier so there is a definite market for these kinds of devices.
I think the optimisations we can expect in the next years, and we hope for, are more like more battery life, and probably better cameras and better fingerprint sensors and the more efficient use of a fingerprint sensor. In any way, the more efficient use of the hardware and of the possibilities of a smartphone.
China was a major letdown and I'm anxious to get more details as to what drove the declines. Samsung and Huawei are much more competitive now than a year ago and the Chinese economy is not doing well at all.
We saw particularly fast growth in traditionally high-end smartphone markets such as Europe and emerging markets including North Africa, Central Asia and Latin America.
"We are confident that Huawei will maintain its current momentum, and round out the full year in a positive financial position backed by sound ongoing operations,"
"We achieved steady growth across all three of our business groups, thanks to a well-balanced global presence,"
We achieved steady growth across all three of our business groups, thanks to a well-balanced global presence and an unwavering focus on our pipe strategy. We are confident that Huawei will maintain its current momentum and round out the full year in a positive financial position backed by sound ongoing operations.
Huawei might also be trying to create some noise marketing for itself.
If you look at the patent battle with Apple and Samsung … it ultimately created a lot of benefits for Samsung in a kind of an advertisement.
China smartphone shipments declined 5 percent annually from 109.8 million units in Q1 2015 to 104.9 million in Q1 2016. China smartphone growth is slowing due to market saturation, inventory build and economic headwinds. Despite the slowdown, China remains by far the world's largest smartphone market, accounting for nearly 1 in 3 of all 334.6 million smartphones shipped globally this quarter.
There are signs that Huawei's growth in the high-end segment is now starting to slow, as several major rivals like OPPO and Vivo are fighting back.
Huawei owes its long-term growth to the sheer size of the ICT market, which is the driving force of digital economies around the world. However, our growth is also a direct result of strategic focus and heavy investment in our core businesses.
We wrapped up 2015 in a robust financial position, with stable cash flow from operating activities, increased cash availability, and effective risk control. In 2016, we will continue to focus on our pipe strategy, staying customer-centric in all we do. We will press ahead with management transformation projects to better prepare ourselves for the future, and continue boosting the efficiency of our operations to ensure sustainable growth.
Apple and Samsung are still in the lead but we are seeing more competition from the Chinese brands like Huawei, like ZTE, like TCL Alcatel – and competition is getting extremely tough.
The first part is innovations. We have invested, I think, last year more than $9 billion (8.16 billion euros) on R&D. In Europe, for instance, we have more than 15,000 people working only on R&D.
There is room for everyone, space for everyone. No doubt.
Tim Cook spoke up for that (privacy) ... for us it is really very important. I think it's good letting the government understand why we cannot do some things. There are some things we can do, but there are some things we cannot do.
Some things the government requires from vendors we cannot do. These are important things for the consumer, for privacy protection.
It is very important, we agree with that. Privacy protection is very important for Huawei, we put a lot of investment into privacy, and security protection is key, it is very important for the consumer.
Huawei has grown relatively well in the consumer segment and now they are moving upstream into the prosumer and corporate market, they are upscaling pricing and the customers they attract.
Where there is a trend towards higher usage of the cloud and connectivity between devices, we believe with the range of products we have we will be able to create an ecosystem that will work around the portfolio of devices we have.
Huawei will go and throw some interesting new devices and competitively priced devices again to European and International markets. Sony will present their line-up of new smartphones consisting of the Xperia Z5 and the Xperia Z5 compact, also two very interesting smartphones. There is a small chance that Samsung could announce its Note 5 phablet, which they formally announced only for North America and Asia, for Europe now.
As we know, the Chinese have been copying products for years. Then, at some point, they started buying companies in the West and have invested billions of dollars into research and development. Today, they are able to make devices that are very competitive price-wise and that have a very high intrinsic value.
Huawei has launched a smartphone – the Mate7. It is equipped with an integrated fingerprint recognition mechanism. Its 360 degree scanner can read your fingerprint at any angle, even if your finger is wet – which can happen, especially in the summertime – it has no problem recognising it.
The Galaxy Note 4 has an extra-large screen, (which is great because you can run for example two applications at the same time. So you can, for example, copy pictures straight to the messages.
Further we have the pen which is perfect for example for taking notes. You can convert the Note into a virtual reality glass. You can watch movies, you can go to different worlds, you can play games. Finally we have the Galaxy Edge, which has a curved display at the edge, where you can have separate information, you can have your favourite applications here and you can use this to additionally operate this product.
I cannot, of course, tell you about other strategies, I can only talk about Huawei's strategy. We took the strategic decision, two years ago, to enter the consumers business. We are very big in building networks across the world. We are leveraging the technology we have in house in our consumer products, because we are very confident, that, if we do that, our products will perform better than our competitors.