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Huawei opens world’s first flagship store

Huawei opens world’s first flagship store
Huawei’s first global flagship store opened its doors in Shenzhen on September 28. (Picture: Huawei)

Shenzhen, China’s southern tech hub that borders Hong Kong, is now home to Huawei’s first ever flagship store.

Unlike other Chinese brands such as Xiaomi and Vivo, Huawei had been relying on retail partners to sell its products. The new store is the first operated by Huawei itself, letting shoppers directly purchase phones, smartwatches and other consumer electronics from the tech giant. The three-story building is covered by 5G connectivity, allowing customers to experience faster internet speeds and related technologies, like cloud gaming. 

Huawei mobile chief Richard Yu said the company plans to open more direct-sale stores throughout China, as well as in Paris and London.

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