Huawei on Thursday said it is focusing on customer research and localisation of offerings to provide the "best ever" user experience on mobile devices, across markets. Huawei's R&D investment last year surpassed $12 billion dollars, ranking fifth globally in the 2018 EU Industrial R&D investment scoreboard. Huawei's legacy in R&D investment has made the brand one of the largest patent holders in the world. As on December 31, 2018, its total number of granted patents reached 87,805, the company said.
Interestingly, India stands for a significant part of Huawei's innovation narrative. The country houses Huawei's largest overseas R&D facility.
In fact, its Bengaluru R&D facility plays an important role in providing all of the hardware and software for Huawei globally, by working closely with offices across the globe. The Chinese giant surpassed Apple to become the world's second-largest smartphone seller in the world after Samsung.
In Artificial Intelligence, Huawei is investing in intelligent sensing, intelligent cognition, and intelligent computing.
"The idea is to create an elite mobile ecosystem and offer products that not only offer distinctive user experience but also enhance the way consumers connect with one other," a Huawei spokesperson said in a statement.
"Consumers will remain the strongest focal point for Huawei and we are confident that we will continue to provide an unmatched experience for consumers".
Huawei recently launched its P30 Pro smartphone in the India market, and is planning to bring to the country its new line of laptops and also its foldable smartphone "Mate X", touted as the fastest 5G foldable phone in the world.