Ever since Apple unveiled the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max earlier this month, Huawei has taken multiple potshots at the company. Now, in Singapore, Huawei was handing out free power banks to customers who had queued up outside of Apple store in Singapore’s Orchard Road to buy the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max.
Huawei distributed about 200 of its 10,000mAh SuperCharge power bank for free to customers who lined up to buy the iPhone XS. The power bank is priced at S$80 in Singapore.
Huawei is obviously taking an indirect potshot at the poor battery life of the iPhones by giving away customers a free power bank. Or the company is just being nice by making the lives of customers who have lined up to buy its competitor’s latest flagship device a wee bit easier and not worry about their existing phone running out of battery.
The craze for the new iPhones seems to be particularly high in Singapore where people started lining up outside of Apple’s flagship store in Orchard Road 24-36 hours before the release day itself.
Huawei managed to overtake Apple as the second largest smartphone brand in Q2 this year. The Chinese company has long been at the heels of Apple in terms of smartphone shipments, with its P20 series doing particularly well across Europe and China this time around. Huawei is scheduled to unveil its new flagship handset, the Mate 20 Pro, in London on October 16. The device will feature a triple camera setup, a 7nm Kirin 980 chipset, and a massive 4,000mAh+ battery.
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