Huawei and Xiaomi happen to be 2 big technology brands in China with huge global markets. In a new development, these two giants have decided to bury their differences and opt for a ground-breaking cross-licensing pact patenting. This is a rather unexpected development given the fact that these two entities were embroiled in a lawsuit over patent infringement. The upcoming cross-licensing deal for a global patent spans across various communications technologies and it is meant to boost market expansion for both brands.
Before the deal, Shenzhen-based Huawei was at loggerheads with home turf rival Xiaomi over a patent-infringement lawsuit. The lawsuit was filed over alleged infringement by Xiaomi in areas of 4G LTE tech, screen-lock method and smartphone imaging etc. Beijing-based Xiaomi earlier made an effort to nullify these patent issues but the China National Intellectual Property Administration refused to entertain its appeal. Huawei made a cross-licensing agreement with Ericsson earlier.
Now, both brands have come up with statements hinting at their focus on business growth over individual differences. Both brands are preparing to consolidate their fight against Apple, as the Cupertino-based giant is eyeing a larger pie of the global smartphone segment. Huawei, of late, has been focusing on releasing high-end smartphones with premium looks and cutting-edge features. The new Mate 60 Pro+ has received favorable reviews from all quarters. Xiaomi is also keen on overtaking Apple in the premium smartphone sector.