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.
reading•Huawei's MWC 2013 news: Join us Sunday (live blog)
Feb 20•Former phone stars of Mobile World Congress (pictures)
Feb 12•A guide to all the Nokia Lumia Windows phones (pictures)
Aug 16•Huawei Ascend P2
May 24•LG Optimus L5 II