Huawei CEO Claims The Brand Can Still Be No. 1 Even Without Google

Huawei won't give up

Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei has told CNN that the brand is still capable of being the world's top smartphone brand, despite the many struggles they're facing; having been cut off from Google's software and apps especially.

Despite that, Ren remained optimistic. "I don't think that would be a problem," he said to CNN, explaining how the company is looking into a massive backup plan despite their preferred choice to continue working with Google. As Huawei has already dealt with three temporary delays from their blacklisting that had affected their relationship with Google, forcing them to come up with the new Harmony OS and depending more on their very own Huawei Mobile Services (HMS).

The alternatives are still too far from reaching its prime though, so it may seem that Ren's optimism is nothing more than that. But at the same time, Huawei is currently number 2 in the market, beating Apple in the process with Samsung remaining at number 1. It's an achievement that shouldn't be ignored, even with the current issues plaguing the brand.

But how will this be done is a question that Ren did not respond on, as he shares that regardless of what's happening to Huawei, they remain competitive and determined to reach the top spot.