BARCELONA, Spain--On Sunday, we'll find out how well Huawei is doing meeting its ambition to become a top-tier smartphone manufacturer.
That's when theplans to debut a brand-new phone at a Mobile World Congress press conference. CNET will be there to provide all the details about that phone -- you can expect a premium Android model -- and likely other news as well.
CNET UK's Luke Westaway, photographer Sarah Tew, and I will supply news updates, photos, and commentary from the event. It starts at 6 a.m. PT, which is 3 p.m. local time in Barcelona.
You can tune in to the live blog here:
Huawei got its start with networking equipment, but it's working hard,, to become a consumer brand, too.
It hasn't had much success, but it's pumping out a steady stream of new devices running Google's Android operating system. At CES, Huawei debuted the , a phablet with a whopping 6.1-inch screen, and the , which looks small in comparison, with a 5-inch screen.
That work has raised Huawei's profile in the last year. But Huawei gets unwanted extra attention, too, as it.
As usual, we'll use ScribbleLive to for blow-by-blow coverage, starting about 15 minutes before the press conference begins.
Updated 3:28 a.m. PT with a corrected time for the beginning of the press conference.