Huawei who has recently cranked up marketing for their smartphones and watches is tipped to enter the Australian PC market next year with a new two in one notebook.
The device that is currently under development will incorporate Intel processors and is tipped to launch mid-year 2016. Running Windows 10 the new device could be shown at CES 2016 with version developed for both the business and consumer markets.
According to DigiTimes Huawei Device is the second China-based smartphone vendor stepping into notebooks, following Xiaomi Technology which has been cooperating with Taiwan-based ODM Inventec.
The trend is due to a significant slowdown in smartphone sales growth in the China market, the sources said.
Huawei Device has scored points in marketing smartphones in Australia this year as well as in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, its 2-in-1 notebooks are likely to put considerable competitive pressure on Toshiba, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Asustek Computer and Acer, sources indicated.