Huawei wants to sell a whopping 270 million smartphones this year

Huawei wants to sell a whopping 270 million smartphones this year
Huawei shipped an impressive 153 million smartphones in 2017 and an outstanding 206 million devices in 2018. This year, the company is on track for another record period and Huawei has now made its internal goal public.

Days after taking to social media to announce it has shipped 200 million smartphones so far this year, Huawei has revealed to European media that it’s aiming to sell an incredible 270 million smartphones by the end of 2019, 20 million more than analysts expected.

The Chinese brand is betting on an extremely successful holiday season to achieve this. Huawei sells an average of 20 million smartphones per month, or 5 million devices each week, but it will now need to ship around 7 million devices per week, or 1 million per day, between now and the 31st of December to reach its goal.

The recently released Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro will likely lead the way in terms of individual devices thanks to strong sales in China although the Huawei P30 duo probably won’t be far behind due to their presence internationally. The primary source of shipments, however, will come in the form of low-end and mid-range devices which make up the bulk of Huawei’s sales.

If Huawei achieves its goal of shipping 270 million units by the end of 2019, it could potentially become the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer for the first time ever and surpass arch rival Samsung who has led the industry since 2012. The latter sold 290 million devices last year and is performing quite well this year, but a weaker than expected holiday season could be enough for it to drop down into second place.

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10 Comments

1. Samfruit

Posts: 32; Member since: Sep 11, 2018

...Trump's ban tactics isn't working

2. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Not at all, it seems. In fact, it has spurred fans to buy Huawei smartphones even more.

12. DBozz

Posts: 102; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

The problem is nobody validates Huawei's statistical report on their sales. they might just rollout infos as if they are having big sales to create an illusion that they are doing well and Trumps ban never affects them!

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

No one's sales get "validated" anymore. It's all guesswork now. That doesn't mean that the sales are false.

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2474; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

It wasn’t really a ban considering there were several businesses given a reprieve to continue to work with Huawei. That’s why you saw companies like Qualcomm still supplying chips. The real “ban” is supposed to take place within a month. And to be fair: both sides of the aisle are against Huawei. You even recently have Bernie Sanders being quoted as saying Huawei is a security threat. So, as I have stated before, Huawei actually has the best shot of the ban being lifted under Trump because it looks like everyone else running for office is wanting the ban to stay in place. And there is even a bipartisan bill in the Senate that would make the ban an actual law.

5. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1459; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

And yet you have Huawei offering complete transparency on their equipment, even offering to manufacture it in the USA and letting it be scrutinized by anyone who wants to have a go at it, something a lot of other network equipment manufacturers won't do. Still Huawei is the bad guy with no proof whatsoever.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

I’m aware of what transpired during this time. Still doesn’t change the fact that ever since the the U.S. has blamed Huawei for spying with no proof, that their sales have skyrocketed, and I’m guessing that they will grow even more once the “real ban” starts.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

I can legit see them accomplishing this goal. Huawei has been selling smartphones like water being sold to the thirsty in a desert. The ban placed on them by the U.S. government seems to have spurred fans to buy more Huawei smartphones. This next quarter will include the Mate 30 lines sales, which will undoubtedly be affected by the ban in places that allow and use Googles Mobile Services on its Android smartphones, but considering how well Huawei has been doing, I really feel that they can pull this off. Imagine if they do pull it off even with the ban in place....

10. x88yunkw

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

yes they can sell 270 millions phones in 2019, but the thing is they must lost in revenue as the major market buying their phones is from own country china, while they used to offer super low price tag to tackle their buyers. unlike when they sell all these flagship smartphones in europe or any other oversea countries, the revenue should be few times more than selling in own country.

13. Poptart2828

Posts: 458; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

I think you make more money selling in your own country then having to ship it overseas and market it at extra expense and stock it somewhere.

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