Huawei has relaunched its smartphone business in Brazil and maintained its plans to set up a local manufacturing operation following a strategic review. The Chinese company had folded its consumer division in the country in 2015 and made a comeback this week, with a flash sale of its two high-end devices, the P30 Pro and P30 lite. As opposed to how the company used to operate five years ago, where it would supply mobile carriers, where only a tenth of new devices are sold, Huawei has now partnered with major Brazilian retailers. Both models being sold in the flash sale today (17) are not part of the company’s plans for local production. Rather, the firm plans to make more basic options locally. A year ago, the Chinese technology company had announced that it would be re-launching its mobile phone business in Brazil. At the time, the company also announced that it would partner with Brazilian consumer goods manufacturer Positivo , who would handle the import and sales aspects of the operation, as well as after sales and technical support for the Huawei products in Brazil, and potentially making them. Read this Huawei: No government is forcing us to spy The Chinese technology giant digs in its claws at governments who it claims criticized it without merit — the same governments which are at the same time buying zero-day exploits to attack targets. Read More no longer existed . However, according to Brazilian newspaper Valor Econômico, the Chinese company said it… [Read full story]
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