Emirates Team NZ announces new Huawei sponsorship (Auckland, May 8th 2020) Huawei has announced that it will once again be sponsoring Emirates Team New Zealand in their upcoming defence of the America’s Cup in 2021.The sponsorship deal will see the logo from Huawei’s new flagship smartphone, the Huawei P40, proudly displayed on the team’s AC75 race boats as the Official Smart Device Partner.“Emirates Team New Zealand and Huawei draw synergies in that we are both innovative users of technology, pushing ourselves to the limit to lead the pack,” says CEO of Emirates Team New Zealand, Grant Dalton.“We’re also both determined to keep fighting, even when odds may seem stacked against us” says Dalton. Huawei New Zealand Deputy Managing Director, Andrew Bowater, said:“The P40 series is our premium product and one of the most advanced, cutting edge smart devices to hit the market so we see this as great partnership with one of the most innovative sports teams in the world.“As we start to come out of the COVID 19 lockdown, as a country we need something to look forward to. The excitement and sense of community that comes with the America’s Cup will be one of those things for us to come together and celebrate.“Huawei was founded in 1987, the same year that Emirates Team New Zealand took on its first challenge. We have a shared history of perseverance and relying on innovation to overcome challenges. We’re thrilled to connect these two established names in what we know will be an outstanding partnership. Huawei revealed its new flagship phone, the Huawei P40, during a global launch and will introduce it to the New Zealand market with pre-orders beginning on the 8th of May.