Huawei to open concept store in SM Davao in October

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DAVAO CITY — Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is set to open next month its concept store in this city as it tries to corner a bigger chunk of the mobile phone market here.

The concept store, which will have an area of 130 square meters at SM City Davao, will not just sell mobile phones but also other products, said Pedro Chen, Huawei’s regional sales head for Mindanao.

“We need to have a bigger store here because later, Huawei will have more businesses in the future,” said Mr. Chen.

The other products, he said, will include headsets, wearables such as watches and audio and virtual reality sets, laptops and netbooks, and even smart television sets.

At the press conference for its Huawei Nova 5T model Saturday, Mr. Chen said the concept store will be the second biggest in terms of area in the country, next to the one being constructed in Metro Manila which is about 300 square meters.

“We will come up more IoT (Internet of Things) products that we will make available (here),” he said as he pointed out that the company is pushing to provide its customers the products for the “smart life.”

Meanwhile, the new phone model is attracting young people as its price point is for mid-range buyers, Mr. Chen said.

He said the company is targeting some 20% of mobile phone buyers with the Nova 5T.

“(Buyers) will have a very good experience in gaming,” he added, saying the phones central processing unit and graphics processing unit are top of the line.

The Nova 5T, which retails for P18,990, also has four rear cameras for those who want to have better pictures. — Carmelito Q. Francisco