Qualcomm today posted an entry on its website listing some of the major accomplishments of modern smartphones. Sounds like something any proud company would do, right? Funny thing is, the chipset maker clearly omitted two major players: Apple and Huawei.
It’s a direct way of showing how many features Android-powered smartphones have introduced to the tech world, while subtly shoving Qualcomm’s two biggest rivals to the side.
Check it out:
The usual Qualcomm partners are here, including HTC, LG, Xiaomi, Samsung, Lenovo, and Moto.
While a lot of these technologies are mostly efforts from the side of the handset manufacturers, Qualcomm isn’t afraid to take some of the credit. They’re particularly proud of their Gigabit LTE chip and enabling phones to have better displays with smaller bezels.
However, the company was stretching the accomplishments by including two reference design handsets. This means neither are in the market yet, so other brands are still in the running to bring these features to consumer hands.
Towards the end of the article, Qualcomm squeezed in mentions of Vivo and OPPO, which have been relying on Snapdragon processors more and more as of late. Again, no mention of fellow China-based, top-five brand Huawei.
It’ll be interesting to see how Apple and Huawei will react to this, or if they’ll simply let their next flagships do the talking.