Chinese technology firm Huawei has launched a new mobile phone at the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona - a showcase event for the mobile phone and smart device industry.
Huawei describes its Android-powered Ascend P2 as the world's "fastest" smartphone thanks to it being the first to include an LTE Cat 4 chip which - in theory - allows 4G download speeds of up to 150 megabits per second.
Chinese phones are notorious for spyware and usually the worst kind. They aren't the only ones of course. Granted with rooting and custom ROM's, this is mostly a non issue. The big companies keep their lead as being premium with their products. HTC's latest is a huge return to build quality, Samsung has an edge with usability within its own UI and such as well as refining, pushing and new developments in individual components. Camera's seem to go to Sony especially with post image processing. Huawei will always have their market(s) and may get a decent foot into places like the US, but R&D and marketing also count. In the end, this all benefits the consumer as you have many choices within an OS and that is pretty nice.