Dubai: Mobile phone users in Oman will soon have a phone that adapts itself to suit users’ needs, after Huawei unveiled its latest smartphone last week.
Huawei launched its new Mate 20 Series in the Middle East and Africa region with the official unveiling taking place in Dubai, and with models expected to come to the Sultanate very soon, Gene Jiao, president of Huawei CBG for the Middle East and Africa said the phones would respond to users’ daily needs.
“Huawei takes pride in being a pioneer in On-Device Artificial Intelligence, shaping the evolution of smartphones into intelligent tools that understand users in order to assist them,” he said.
“Through innovative features such as a revolutionary Matrix Camera System, a long-lasting battery and the ground-breaking Reverse Charging, the Huawei Mate 20 Series aims to empower users by responding to their daily needs and allowing them to fully immerse into today’s digital world,” he added.
The new series aims to disrupt the smartphone market in Oman and the rest of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), where the Chinese smartphone giant is currently battling several competitors, including American brand Apple, Korean company Samsung, and fellow Chinese operators Xiaomi for smartphone dominance in the region.
In a report released by the GSM Association, the MENA region is expected to have 399 million unique smartphone subscribers by 2020 in addition to 712 million SIM connections by the same year.
Oman is regarded as one of the fastest growing markets in the region, with the Sultanate possessing a mobile penetration rate of 149% according to the National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI).Huawei's new series is bound to make competition fiercer, with the Mate 20 Pro equipped with a 40MP main camera, a 20MP ultra wide-angle camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera.
Additionally, the phone sports a stronger battery, biometric identification, and AI self-learning algorithms.
The Huawei Mate 20 Series comes with EMUI 9.0, a smart operating system based on Android P.
Through AI self-learning algorithms, the operating system delivers an “evergreen” experience—it remains smooth even through extended use.
It also features a new gesture navigation support allowing users to effortlessly interact with their devices using just taps and swipes.