Huawei reveals it has sold 6 million P20 devices so far, sales up 81%
UPDATE: Huawei has clarified to us that the number does not include sales of the Huawei P20 Lite. Instead, it solely represents sales of the two flagship models and can be considered an even more impressive achievement.
Less than two days after revealing its goal of shipping 200 million smartphone units in 2018, Huawei has made yet another announcement, although this time it’s related to sales of the Huawei P20, P20 Pro, and P20 Lite.
Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia, Huawei’s smartphone chief, Kevin Ho, revealed exactly how well the P20 lineup is performing in comparison to previous-generation P-line devices, with him confirming that sales are up an impressive 81% over those of last year’s P10 series. To be specific, the popular Huawei P20 trio has shipped over 6 million units during the first three months of sales, a significant increase over the 3.3 million devices registered by the P10, P10 Plus, and P10 Lite during the same period. Despite the impressive performance, though, Mr. Ho didn’t clarify how the sales were distributed between the three devices, although it's safe to assume the P20 Lite accounts for the highest number of shipments due to its relatively low price. Additionally, however, it has previously been reported that the P20 Pro has also proven to be popular among customers, especially those in Western Europe where sales were up a whopping 316% thanks, in part, to the new triple-camera setup and the pretty unique Twilight variant.
Mr. Ho didn’t reveal any further details in regards to Huawei’s recent sales performance, but he did hint at the upcoming debut of the Mate 20 series later on this year, stating that customers will “see more” from the Chinese brand before 2019. Just like the P20 Pro, the flagship Huawei Mate 20 Pro is expected to be fitted with a triple-camera setup on the rear, albeit with some upgrades, that may accompany a much larger 6.9-inch display.
For now, Huawei is yet to confirm when exactly the Mate 20 line will make its official appearance, but considering previous Mate devices have seen announcements take place in October, it seems likely that a similar schedule will be followed in 2018.
source: Huawei via: PocketLink