Huawei P20 sales to surpass 20 million units in 2018

Huawei P20 sales to surpass 20 million units in 2018
Huawei expects to sell over 20 million Huawei P20 units in 2018. The Chinese company has already revealed its hopes to overtake Apple within the next year or two, and it appears the company’s latest flagship device will be central to this strategy.

In an interview with Huawei’s CEO, Richard Yu, the executive admitted the company is aiming to surpass 20 million shipments when it comes to the P20 lineup, which includes the regular Huawei P20 alongside both the budget P20 Lite and the premium P20 Pro. These figures are certainly not out of reach when the company’s recent growth rate is considered, but they represent a big increase of last year’s goal. After all, shortly after the launch of last year’s P10 and P10 Plus, the company announced a goal of shipping 10 million units, half that of this year’s goal, although it’s worth noting that this figure did not include sales of the cheaper P10 Lite. In any case, the company’s CEO also revealed a huge focus on R&D, stating that Huawei invests over 10 times more than any of its local competitors, something that should allow the company to innovate faster and therefore stay on par or even ahead of the competition which, in turn, should attract a number of new customers. Also, Richard Yu appeared to be pretty keen in regards to maintaining the company’s current user base. After all, he mentioned that Huawei is committed to optimizing older devices, with various updates to previous generation smartphones expected to roll out in the future in order to speed them up.

For now, however, Huawei’s main focus is shipping as many units of the notch-bearing trio as possible, with big marketing campaigns in both Europe and China currently backing the devices. Also, with Apple’s sales currently on the decline and the fact that the Silicon Valley-based company’s next flagship iPhone could be even more expensive, Huawei is on track to overtake the company sooner rather than later.

source: cnmo (translated) via: Gizmochina

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15 Comments

1. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Huawei is rising in both the European and African markets. They'll definitely surpass Apple in the next few years if they keep innovating and marketing their brand.

2. HKies

Posts: 24; Member since: Apr 12, 2017

This phone is not that good.

4. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Why? Do you own it?

15. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Of course he own it, you silly.. /s

3. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Wow!! they actually deserve it. design, camera, bigger battery, software , looks , it has everything . p20 pro is definitely my next phone. waiting anxiously for it to be released in Canada.

5. kumarabhishek591

Posts: 150; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Me too waiting for it to release in India

11. Loqe_

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

Got it on Friday, been playing around with it since then and so far it's a great phone :)

6. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

I wish this was going to be released in the US. This is a beast of a phone.

7. midan

Posts: 2751; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

They have good chance to do this, Huawei is becoming a new Samsung.

8. Sparkxster

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Hope they don't become like Samsung but do there own thing.

9. KingSam

Posts: 1426; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I'm waiting for the honor 10. I want to spend $500 so I'm watching the market.

10. dome888

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Huawei phones are good but ruined with poor software updates. I own a P10.

12. andrewc31394

Posts: 292; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

how is Huawei with software updates?

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30974; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Apple and Samsung had better take notice.

14. deleon629

Posts: 453; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

Living in South Korea and using the Exynos-powered phones compared to these (Huawei has numerous flagship stores in Seoul), the specs and power really can't compare. Specs, customer service, and added promotional trinkets make Samsung a go-to in areas which Huawei have yet to be proven tried and true. Let's be honest with ourselves guys, P20/PRO is pretty & is a novelty for now but, when u have a fist full of cash & need to make a decision, you're NOT going to buy this phone as a daily driver if you live in the western world.

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