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For The First Time: Oppo becomes number 1 smartphone brand in China, Huawei slips

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Huawei has been a leader in the smartphone market in China and the company is one number one choice among Chinese smartphone consumers. However, the U.S. sanctions have hit hard on Huawei’s smartphone business in the global market and the same effects can be seen on the domestic ground.

According to the latest report coming from CounterPointResearch, Oppo, a Chinese smartphone marker, has prevailed in the top spot in the market with over 20% of smartphone market share in January 2021. On the other hand, Huawei, Apple, and Xiaomi remain competitive at 16%.

The data further reveals that Oppo’s sales grew 33% month-on-month (MoM) and 26% year-on-year (YoY) during the month.

This is a big shift and helped Oppo from the continued decline in Huawei’s smartphone business. However, the decline could be a result of a number of activities that happen in the past including:

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Causes responsible for Huawei’s decline:

Huawei has been sanctioned by the U.S. Commerce Department since May 2019 and not allowed to purchase required components and technologies to build new products including the chipset and other important parts.

Also, Huawei can’t certify new products with Google Mobile Services (GMS), which is the main cause for its declining sales in the global market. On the other hand, GMS is not required in the Chinese smartphone market but the lack of meeting the production yield is still there due to the shortage of components.

To make the most of its depleting inventory of components, Huawei has shifted its focus more towards the premium segment, only selling products with higher margins. This has further left a gap in the mid-segment of the market.

The report also reveals that not only Oppo, but other smartphone companies including Xiaomi, Vivo, and Apple are also enjoying increasing market shares both online and offline. At its peak, Huawei had more than 10,000 retail.

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To be mentioned, we cannot deny that the company has also separated from its former subsidiary, Honor, which helped it to sell more devices and kept Huawei’s position secured in the Chinese smartphone market.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei Browser app 12.0.3 will bring simple homepage features

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Huawei browser has been the main software for the smartphone for a long time. And now, the company has announced to bring a new simple homepage for the app soon with Huawei Browser 12.0.3 version.

According to the information, Huawei has added a simple webpage starting Browser version 12.0.3 and it’ll launch soon to upgrade for the consumer’s user experience. Additionally, the feature may also let you customize your default Huawei webpage to your own preference.

For more information, you can perform the following tasks with this.

  1. Add a simplified homepage feature to customize your browser’s user experience.
  2. Create an interface preset and switch to make new layouts instantly.
  3. You can also access new video-related features
  4. There are also new services added to this app to bring it more convenient while navigating through.

Currently, Huawei has not revealed any specific date to launch Huawei Browser version 12.0.3 but we can expect it to unveil soon.

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Huawei Browser as:

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  • Search – Search instantly through the search bar.
  • Ultra-fast speed – Access fast web browsing through HUAWEI Browser’s brand new engine.
  • Night mode – Effectively reduce blue light to protect your eyes.
  • Private browsing – Keep your browsing activities and history private. Saved passwords – Conveniently save your passwords for fast access to all of your favorite services.
  • Save Password – Conveniently save your passwords for fast access to all of your favorite services.

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Huawei Petal Maps to launch soon in China

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It’s reported that Huawei will soon launch the Petal Maps application in China. The company has not announced this information through official channels but we can wait for a confirmation as soon as it makes available.

The Huawei Petal Maps China launch information is coming from Ma Xiaoqiang, VP of Huawei’s Consumer Business Asia Pacific Region, showed the Petal map on the Huawei P50 Pocket flip foldable phone screen, but he was in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

However, a Weibo user confirmed this news further that the company may soon launch the mobile version of Petal Maps for China.

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Petal Maps:

Petal Maps lets you explore the world around you in new ways. Available in over 140 countries and regions. The app not only lets you get your current location, browse the map, search for places, and your favorite but also displays real-time traffic conditions, events and other traffic conditions.

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Huawei NEXT IMAGE 2021 Awards winners announced with 10000 USD reward

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On January 24, 2022, Huawei has announced the winners of its annual smartphone photography contest – Huawei NEXT IMAGE 2021 Awards. For your information, there are over 70 contestants have been selected to win at the 2021 HUAWEI NEXT IMAGE Awards this year.

Most surprisingly, the contest has seen more than 1 million entries from over 100 countries around the globe within the 139 days of the competition. These numbers are huge and show the enthusiasm of Huawei smartphone consumers ready to capture new scenarios each day.

Top Photographs:

There are a total of three entries that have been awarded the “Photography of the Year” title and received 10,000 USD in cash prizes for their photographs taken with Huawei phones.

These three top photographs and photographers are:

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  • Generations by Hungarian photographer Attila Tompa
  • Hometown feast by Chinese photographer Zhang Wei
  • I am a father now by Czech photographer Zdeněk Dvořák

Let’s talk a little about the first winner and what the judge saw in this picture.

Generations:

“The people pictured in the photo are my mother-in-law and my daughter. In this moment, where their faces were illuminated by light and shadow, I was very touched. The lives of two generations are intertwined here, showing that love and family have never been changed by the times.” said the photographer.

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Judgment:

The warm moment between a grandparent and her grandchild not only moved the photographer but moved me too. This photo freezes it in time, making me feel as if I can’t bear to disturb the quiet, tender moment.” — Lin Haiyin, 2020 NEXT-IMAGE Awards Photographer of the Year.

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Huawei NEXT IMAGE 2021 awards details:

The 2021 Huawei Next IMAGE awards received submissions across ten categories including:

  1. Portrait
  2. Monochrome
  3. Color
  4. Snapshot
  5. Night
  6. Telephoto
  7. Ultra wide-angle
  8. Super Macro
  9. Story creator
  10. Storyteller

Among these, 27 winners will receive a NEXT-IMAGE Creative fund of $1000 USD and the rest of 30 winners will be welcomed with a Huawei Watch  3 smartwatch.

Huawei NEXT IMAGE Competition:

This photography competition initially began in 2017 and rapidly continues to gain popularity among Huawei smartphone users as it runs through the fifth year mark.

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