News of Note—Huawei, Samsung, Qualcomm and more

news of note

Here are some other stories we're following this morning:

> Huawei’s Mate 9 is a “$1 billion smartphone,” according to Strategy Analytics. Press release

> Samsung has knocked Intel from its throne as the world’s largest chip vendor. Wall Street Journal report

> Qualcomm said its business model is “easy to attack” because it’s “unique.” CNBC article

> Standards and IP licensing “will be critical pillars” for new mobile products and services. Chetan Sharma report

> Global SIM card shipments are expected to exceed 5.8 billion by 2020. ABI Research report