Huawei Mate 70 models may compete with the upcoming iPhone 16 series

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The Huawei Mate 70 series is expected to be unveiled later this year. The company has not confirmed the lineup yet, but online leaks have suggested some features that the alleged handset may have. The rumored smartphone is expected to succeed the Huawei Mate 60 series which includes the Huawei Mate 60, Huawei Mate 60 Pro, Huawei Mate 60 Pro+, and the Huawei Mate 60 RS Ultimate. The upcoming lineup may also be available with the same models. Ahead of any announcement, a new leak suggests that these phones could rival Apple's next generation of smartphones.

Tipster Smart Pikachu (translated from Chinese) shared in a Weibo post that the Huawei Mate 70 series is expected to offer significant competition to the upcoming iPhone 16 lineup, which is expected to launch in September this year. Chinese OEMs are said to be relying more on domestic production and self-developed hardware and technology in their effort to regain market leader status in China.

Huawei has already been experiencing growth in the Chinese market for the past few quarters. According to October sales numbers recorded by Counterpoint Research report, Huawei's sales increased by 83 percent after the launch of Huawei Mate 60 and iPhone 15 lineup, while Apple's sales increased by 11 percent. Another Counterpoint Research report showed that Huawei shipments increased by 41 percent year-on-year in Q3 2023 following the launch of Kirin 9000s SoC-supported Mate 60 models.

The rising trend for Huawei continued in the last quarter of 2023, which saw a 36.2 percent increase in shipments. In comparison, Apple shipments to China declined 2.1 percent on a year-on-year basis in the fourth quarter of 2023. Although the company managed to gain the largest market share with 17.3 percent, analysts are predicting a tough year for the Cupertino-based tech giant. Chinese market.

Meanwhile, the tipster also claimed that Huawei is planning higher shipment volumes for its alleged Mate 70 lineup, including the top-of-the-line RS Ultimate model. The volume is said to be much larger than earlier models. According to the tipster, the hybrid camera system on the Huawei Mate 70 model is likely to include a new one-inch primary camera with a larger aperture for increased light processing capabilities.

The Mate 70 series is also reported to get a display upgrade which may come with a quad micro-curved design. The models in the lineup are expected to offer different screen sizes, as is usually seen with iPhone models. Integrated AI features are also expected to be available in the company's Harmony OS.


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