Huawei will unveil its new smartphone today as it tries to overtake Samsung as the biggest mobile phone maker in the world.
The Chinese firm is set to announce its P30 Series range of phones at an event in Paris at 2pm local time (1pm GMT/9am EST).
The launch comes at a time of increased scrutiny around Huawei, as it continues to face questions over its involvement in mobile network infrastructure, and as a leader in 5G technology.
The new phones, of which there are expected to be at least two, could feature four rear cameras for the first time, with Huawei teasing a powerful zoom feature in promotional tweets for the event.
The company has also teased new earbuds called Huawei Freelace on Twitter that comes in a number of different colours.
Huawei’s self-developed artificial intelligence (AI) systems are also likely to be a central part of the new devices.
Huawei will unveil its new flagship smartphone today, as the Chinese firm steps up its attempts to overtake Samsung as the biggest mobile phone maker in the world (file photo)
The announcement comes a month after rivals Samsung unveiled their new flagship Galaxy S10 handsets.
Both companies have also recently announced their first foldable smartphones, both of which will launch this year.
Huawei may use their event to confirm a release date for their Mate X foldable device, which is set to cost £1,996 ($2,600).
Huawei recently announced its first foldable smartphone, Mate X, which has a foldable screen that wraps around the outside of the product, allowing users to view the screen when closed. The company may confirm a release date for their Mate X foldable device at the Paris launch
Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is due to go on sale in the UK at the beginning of May, costing £1,799 ($2,375).
The two companies occupy first and second place in the global smartphone market table, Huawei having overtaken Apple during 2018.
Several governments from around the world have raised security concerns over alleged links between the firm and the Chinese state – something Huawei has always denied – amid suggestions its position at the heart of telecoms networks could be exploited for Chinese intelligence purposes.