8/06/2014

Chinese are Coming: Huawei Phones in Korea?

It was reported, yesterday, in local Korean vernaculars that Huawei is testing phones in Korea.  It seems like Huawei has applied to the Korean government for testing of its phones via the LG Uplus network.

Huawei phones will, likely, sell for near half the price of Samsung phones.  As I have been noting for a long time, if Samsung does not lower costs (near impossible) or create innovative technology/native software - we will see Samsung in the same situation as Nokia.

I have used a Huawei phone.  My partner in China has one.  The phones are similar in quality and features as Samsung phones.

Is it too late for Samsung?
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Sean Hayes may be contacted at: SeanHayes@ipglegal.com. Sean Hayes is co-chair of the Korea Practice Team at IPG Legal. He is the first non-Korean attorney to have worked for the Korean court system (Constitutional Court of Korea) and one of the first non-Koreans to be a regular member of a Korean law faculty. He is ranked, for Korea, as one of only two non-Korean attorneys as a Top Attorney by AsiaLaw.