Huawei CEO says iPhone 12 is “the best phone in the world”.
It has been a few months since Apple introduced us to the four flavors of its new iPhone 12 family, with interesting news such as the fall from grace of the charger and with mixed opinions such as that of the head of Redmi, who said he was quite disappointed because “the only iPhone 12 that is worth it, is the iPhone 12”.
Huawei founder says iPhone 12 is “the best phone in the world”
He is not the only executive of a major manufacturer who has spoken about the iPhone 12, although none of these opinions has been as interesting as that of Ren Zhengfei, Huawei founder and CEO, who has left a few interesting pearls in an interview with South China Morning Post with a headline as striking as the one you have seen. Is it true then that the iPhone 12 is the best phone in the world?
Many will have thought that if Huawei CEO says it, it must be true, but the truth is that the words of Ren Zhengfei can be understood as interested if we explain the context, and is that the CEO of the Chinese giant was talking about vetoes, bans and Huawei’s 5G technology that according to him, has demonstrated thanks to Apple that “it is good”.
The founder and current CEO of Huawei have explained to Chinese journalists that the iPhone 12 is certainly the best smartphone in the world, and is that in his opinion the Cupertino device helps to demonstrate that its technology is worth it.
As you will see, it is not only praise to Apple but a wink to let slip that its 5G technology, perhaps the main reason for the US veto, works well and is safe. Statements that probably seek to bring closer positions with the United States and its technology.
Not surprisingly, the conversation continued around the restrictions to which Huawei has been subjected in recent times, which even led them to sell Honor to make cash with its spin-off firm and thus free it from its problems, confirming that Huawei is still struggling to regain its ability to do business with U.S. companies.
Ren Zhengfei says that he will try to meet with the new occupant of the White House, Joe Biden, who has initially decided to maintain the veto on Huawei, and openly asked him for a win-win policy in an industry that greatly helps the entire population. He said, “I would love for such phone calls to happen, and our message would revolve around joint development and shared success”.
And finally, despite criticism of HarmonyOS for its aftertaste of a simple Android fork, the truth is that Zhengfei has confirmed that they will not give up on smartphones, as this is a key market for Huawei, which will continue to invest in smartphones even without Google services and Android:
“We have already said that our 5G technology can be transferred in its entirety, and that includes not only development rights but also software and source codes. If the United States needs our chip technology, we can transfer it. Our words are sincere, but no one has come to negotiate with us so far.”
They trust Huawei to continue working to deal with all these difficulties that have been presented to them, although they recognize that certainly, their economic results are going to fall drastically in the coming quarters especially in international markets, where Google services are highly appreciated and where competition with other Chinese firms now leaves them in a worse situation.
At least, it seems that Huawei wants to redirect the situation, so we will see in the coming months if there is a real rapprochement of positions with the Biden Administration, which has started its journey without touching too many keys regarding these trade vetoes.