‘Steve Jobs is gone. Now there is a lack of innovation’ says Huawei’s consumer CEO

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“The best smartphone is from Huawei. Not from our competitors.”

Bold words from a bold guy. Huawei’s head of consumer electronics Richard Yu didn’t leave much room for doubt over his intentions when announcing the Ascend Mate and Ascend D2 smartphones today — the company truly believes its new products can compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung on quality while offering lower prices. But US carriers have so far been reticent to accept the prospect of high-end smartphones from Huawei; last year’s Ascend P1 was a solid device, for example, but failed to get any traction. I sat down with Yu to find out more about Huawei’s plan to take over the world.

“We have our spirit. It’s very important.”

“In the past people understood that…

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