SMARTPHONES are rapidly becoming tools for business for most users, hence the need for more innovative features such as long lasting batteries, says Huawei country device manager Li Mao.
In a statement Mr Mao said people used their smartphones for a range of activities including email and social media while focusing on battery life as the main feature of their phones.
“We’re seeing this across all our range of smartphones where consumers are using their gadgets for journalism, social media, email, photography and video.
“As consumers begin to explore their gadgets, their expectation from smartphones is that battery power will see them through the day and avoid the inconvenience of having to recharge,” he said.He observed that smartphones were to an extent rapidly replacing laptops and tablets for professionals on the move.
“With increased innovation in the features of smartphones, there is a rise in citizens becoming journalists, sharing updates on their communities through social media and tools such as photography and video,” he said.
He said Huawei’s understanding of consumers’ needs had seen the company introducing the Y6 Pro smartphone which could fully charge within 10 minutes but was also able to charge other phones as well.
“The focus of our Y series range is to deliver smartphones that excite the market at an affordable range but also deliver a memorable user experience,” he said.
Mr Mao said the Y6 Pro was fitted with an enormous battery and a technology called Reverse Charging which means the handset can be used to charge other phones.
He said the Y6 Pro was targeted at consumers that are price-conscious but still looking for a smartphone that has top features such as strong battery, camera and design.