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Huawei Breaks Silence, Admits Huawei P10 Use Different Types Of Flash Memory [VIDEO]

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Huawei is making a huge headline this week. The Chinese hardware giant has finally broken the silence when it released its latest statement about its flagship smartphone Huawei P10. Huawei made the big announcement this week.

The Beijing-based hardware giant has finally admitted that its latest flagship smartphone P10 models come with both eMMC and UFS flash memory. Huawei finally broke the news after receiving some reports that some owners in China has tested their handsets and found different read and write speeds, which has sparked speculation and rumors that the new flagship smartphone models may be fitted with different kind of flash memories.

In his official Weibo account, Huawei CEO Yu Chengdong admitted that the Huawei P10 models are equipped with two types of flash memories. The CEO points out that this has been done due to the severe stock-out of the flash memories in the market, the Sina news reported.

Despite having problems with their flash memory inventory, Huawei has been trying its best to come out with a better phone. The company has decided to optimize the design of software and hardware to guarantee a solid performance even if the flagship device is equipped with eMMC storage.

Additionally, Huawei also announced in an official statement that the company has no commitment to use only one specific flash memory. CEO Yu also explained that the recent controversy with Huawei P10 flash memory has something to do with competitors who reportedly tried to discredit Huawei and mislead customers.

Finally, CEO Yu admitted all of the company's Huawei Mate 9 models were also equipped with UFS storage. The Chinese company first announced its new flagships, the Huawei P10, at the recently held 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain last February.

In another Huawei-related news, Huawei this week officially launched a new OpenLabs facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. The new facility will be focused on jointly developing solutions that are relevant to the local market. Initially, the OpenLabs' focus will be on smart city and smart grid solutions, the IT Online reported.

The new Johannesburg facility is one only of the seven facilities that the Beijing-based company has committed as a part of its $200 million global investment, which involved setting up in major centers around the world for this year. In the OpenLabs, Huawei and its technology partners plan to collaborate on joint solutions, which will be backed by Huawei's vast resources and R&D by partners.

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