Huawei Heralds the Superphone

SINGAPORE -- At the Huawei Innovation Day Asia today, the President of Strategy Marketing, Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG), Mr. Shao Yang, shared the evolution of mobile innovation and Huawei’s vision of how the next-generation mobile device, the ‘Superphone’, will take mankind closer to a world where the physical and digital realities will be further integrated.

With the mission of building a better connected world, Huawei is committed to creating value through innovation. The advent of the ‘Superphone’ will eventually build a new world of all things digital, all things connected, seamless intelligence integration, and merging intelligence.

Diving into the history of mobile innovation, Huawei Consumer BG has distilled a proposition that begins with Motorola's first generation feature phone appearing in 1995 and completely revolutionizing the way in which people communicate. 2007 saw the birth of the iPhone, and a year later, the advent of the Android smartphone. Huawei believes that following 2007, a 12-year cycle will see the emergence of the next generation of mobile phones. It is predicted that the next-generation ‘Superphone’ will emerge circa 2020, opening up a new era, in which physical and digital realities are fused.

What is a ‘Superphone’?
“Inspired by the biological evolution, the mobile phone we currently know will come to life as the ‘Superphone’,” said Mr. Shao Yang, President of Strategy Marketing , Huawei Consumer BG. “The intelligence of the ‘Superphone’ will continue to evolve and develop itself into digital intelligence, capable of empowering us with interactions with the world. Through evolution and adaptation, the ‘Superphone’ will be more intelligent, enhancing and even transforming our perceptions, enabling humans to go further than ever before.”

Where does the ‘Superphone’ take us?
With the continuous advancement of Big Data, digital intelligence and cloud technology, we are entering an era of “All-Things-Digital”. The ‘Superphone’ will serve a key role in unifying digital and human intelligence, creating the IoT. This will disruptively revolutionize the way humans interact with the world. With the evolvement and adaptation of the ‘Superphone’, the physical world will be reconstructed through digitalization.

To embrace this new era, Huawei has already capitalized on the huge potential in connected cars. Huawei has entered into a number of strategic partnerships with major automobile brands in 2015, including Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi, with the latter two partners appointing their third-party suppliers to use Huawei vehicle-mounted 4G communication modules in their future car-networking equipment.

By integrating the company’s capabilities in 4G and 5G networks, Big Data and cloud technology, Huawei has been aggressively pursuing the development of cloud services. The Huawei Cloud Congress 2015 in Shanghai saw the unveiling of new cloud computing products and solutions including the industry's first OpenStack-based cloud disaster recovery solution, as well as the world’s first software-defined networking-based agile IoT Solution at the Huawei Network Congress in May 2015 which contains the LiteOS, the most lightweight IoT operating system.

Huawei has already deployed resources to develop key technologies for IoT. These include Perception Technology such as sensors, object recognition, and 3D scanning; Intelligence Technology such as Big Data analysis, digital intelligence, and circumstantial intelligence platforms; Connection Technology such as IoT platforms, multi-device network standards; and Interactivity Technology such as AR/VR.

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

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mendyk 11/17/2015 | 9:12:15 AM
Re: Yeah, right Sounds like the premise for a great screenplay.
t.bogataj 11/17/2015 | 8:56:22 AM
Re: Yeah, right lool :)

Let's hope the philosophers answer the question before 2020, so I will not have to decide by myself. Maybe in 2020 our cerebral capacity will not even be needed any longer if superphones (and the likes) decide so. Or they may just offload some of their jobs to humans. We can, for example, serve as their scent sensors. Now that will be the true internet of things.

mendyk 11/17/2015 | 8:48:18 AM
Re: Yeah, right T.-- But aren't you missing out on the opportunity to expand your cerebral capacity by offloading a growing set of tasks and storage capacity to a pocket-sized device? Philosophers are now pondering this very question that is central to human evolution. Or devolution, depending on your point of view.
Susan Fourtané 11/17/2015 | 7:53:46 AM
Re: Yeah, right t.bogataj, I lived without a mobile phone for a little over two years. I did it when I got tired of people not understanding that sometimes I was not able to pick up the phone, or when I was sleeping at unusual hours because I had been working all night, or then when I had sleeping problems. I started by leaving my phone on silent mode. When I got too tired of feeling the pressure I decided to start an experiment; I took the SIM off the phone. I limited communications to online only. It worked for me. I got a new phone this year in May, but still don't use the phone function a lot. I rarely give my phone number. Like you, I also choose when to disconnect. -Susan
t.bogataj 11/17/2015 | 7:25:52 AM
Re: Yeah, right When I started seing friends and colleagues unable to disconnect from work even for a few minutes. Like dogs on a leash. My employer (lucky me?) got used to it, and I am now more or less able to decide when I work and when I can disconnect.

Susan Fourtané 11/17/2015 | 7:21:07 AM
Re: Yeah, right t.bogataj, how interesting. When and why did you decide to live without a mobile phone? -Susan
t.bogataj 11/17/2015 | 7:11:11 AM
Re: Yeah, right Susan, believe it or not -- I neither own nor use any kind of a mobile phone. I live happily ever after I decided so.

Susan Fourtané 11/17/2015 | 7:00:51 AM
Re: Yeah, right t,bogataj, how much do you use your phone to make calls? -Susan
Ariella 11/16/2015 | 8:55:13 AM
Re: Yeah, right The name is more about creating a need than filling one.
t.bogataj 11/16/2015 | 8:53:14 AM
Re: Yeah, right No need for a 'superphone' then -- today's smartphones already outsmart (most of) their users.

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