BACK-END solutions provider, Huawei, has said that it will leverage on the boom in the Nigeria’s telecommunications sector to advance its market and growth in Africa.
The company at the weekend, said outside China, it planned to focus on growth in Japan, Europe, United States and African markets, especially Nigeria, by introducing handsets for use on new fourth-generation (4G) networks in the second half of the year.
Huawei said the plan is coming against the backdrop of the determination to triple its smartphone sales from 20 million, which represents 600 per cent growth in 2011, to between 40 million and 60 million in 2012.
According to the Chinese company, Nigeria as a growth engine for the African market and, as such, would introduce the Ascend Quad D range of phones, regarded as the fastest smartphones, into the Nigerian market.
Speaking, the Managing Director, Huawei Device West Africa, Mr. Jack Lee, said the device is equipped with a quad-core processor made by Huawei, making it twice as powerful as most smartphones, which run on duo-core processors.
He said, “Huawei surprised the world and inaugurated the incredible smartphone with Android 4.0 at the 2012 Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona. At first notice, the Ascend Quad D is relatively small for its screen of 4.5-inch, which is very beautiful with a resolution of 720p. Industry watchers particularly applauded a key feature of the phone – its CPU.
“It was developed by Chinese engineers with four cores and a graphics processor that is three times faster than the Tegra 3, which is the most powerful processor used before now.”
Lee said the Huawei Ascend Quad D also came with a longer lasting and more efficient battery performance.
He explained that the Chinese phone maker would soon introduce two variants of the new phone into the Nigerian market in a couple of weeks.
The two variants, according to Lee, are Ascend Y100 and Ascend Y200 with Android 2.3 OS; adding that the phones have both social and business functions such as Facebook/pushmail.
Recall that Huawei is more known for providing back end services to major telecoms operators in the country. That is, however, changing as more and more telecoms consumers are now using Huawei devices like mobile phones, data cards and modems.