Huawei kicks off product launch event by thanking China for its support


BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies (HWT.UL) kicked off a product launch event on Monday, thanking China for its support amid hopes the tech giant will be hit by U.S. sanctions. Will reveal more details on its new later. Mate 60 smartphone series.

The Mate 60 series, launched without much fanfare last month, has been hailed by Chinese state media as a sign that Huawei has overcome US sanctions, which have cut off its access to advanced chipmaking tools since 2019 and has crippled its smartphone business.

Huawei has remained mostly tight-lipped on the full capabilities of the Mate 60 series, but users and analysts who have purchased the Mate 60 Pro say it has a Chinese-made chip and is capable of delivering 5G speeds.

Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, opened Monday’s showcase with a “special thanks to the entire country for their tremendous support,” especially since the launch of the (Mate 60 Pro) Pioneer Program.

As Yu spoke, audience members chanted “far, far ahead” – a phrase that has gone viral on Chinese social media since the launch of the Mate 60 Pro as a look at Huawei’s competitiveness.

“Since coming to the market, our products have been well received and trusted by everyone. We are working urgently to manufacture more so that more people can buy our products,” Yu said at an event held at a stadium in Shenzhen. ” Huawei stores, 156 local media and on Chinese social media platforms.

Yu announced the launch of a new tablet product called the MatePad Pro 13.2, and also announced the roll-out of a new ultra, high-end brand called ‘Ultimate Design’, whose products include a Mate 60 RS smartphone and a Is. smart watch.

At Huawei’s flagship store in Beijing, dozens of shoppers watched the event on a big screen, bursting into applause when Yu took the stage.

The event is being held on the two-year anniversary of Huawei Chairman Meng Wanzhou’s return to China.

She returned in 2021 after nearly three years in detention over alleged efforts by Huawei-linked companies to sell equipment to Iran in violation of US sanctions.

The extradition drama became a source of discord between Beijing and Washington. Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, was allowed to return home after reaching a deal with US prosecutors.

Reporting by Yelin Mo and Brenda Goh; Additional reporting by Sophie Yu in Beijing; Edited by Himani Sarkar

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Brenda Goh is Reuters’ Shanghai bureau chief and oversees coverage of corporates in China. Brenda joined Reuters as an intern in London in 2010 and has reported stories from more than a dozen countries. Contact (Used for Signal only): +442071932810

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