Huawei IFA does not release Kirin 9000 chip, plans to add 50 offline stores in Europe


Original title: Huawei IFA does not release Kirin 9000 chip, plans to add 50 offline stores in Europe
Beijing News (reporter Lu Yifu) at 8:00 p.m. Beijing time on September 3, Huawei held IFA 2020 keynote speech in Germany. Walter Ji, President of Huawei’s European consumer business, described Huawei’s vision and commitment in Europe in 2020.
In this keynote speech, Huawei did not release a new generation of Kirin chips or other new products as usual. According to the rules of previous years, Huawei usually launches Kirin chips at IFA and releases its flagship mate series at the end of September.
According to the introduction, Huawei app gallery had 33 million active users in Europe in the first half of this year, with 184 billion downloads worldwide, making it the third largest app store in the world, second only to Google and apple. In the first half of the year, the number of developers of APP Gallery has reached 1.6 million, an increase of 76% over the same period of last year, and more than 5000 apps have been launched every month.
In addition, Huawei has launched a search service, petal search, to replace Google search. Petal search is designed by Huawei, but the search content comes from third-party partners, including qwant, Europe’s largest search engine, and yandex, Russia’s first search engine. Since its launch in June this year, petal search has attracted 1 million European users. In the first half of this year, the number of applications accessing Huawei’s HMS core exceeded 81000, up 88% year on year.
In his speech, Walter Ji said that Europe will be an important market for Huawei in the next decade. He said Huawei employed more than 8500 employees in 11 countries in Western Europe, with more than 14000 employees in Europe, and created 223000 jobs in Europe last year. At present, Huawei has two headquarters in Europe: Poland and Germany. Since 2010, Huawei has invested more than $1 billion in innovation research projects in Europe, and has reached cooperation with more than 100 research institutions and universities in computer and other fields.
Huawei plans to open more offline stores in Europe, including eight flagship stores and 42 experience stores, according to Walter Ji.
According to Huawei’s 2019 annual report, Huawei’s revenue in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) reaches 206 billion yuan, accounting for 24% of Huawei’s annual revenue last year. However, affected by the “list of entities”, EMEA’s revenue growth slowed to only 0.7%.