Huawei reveals it has sold 6 million P20 devices so far, sales up 81%

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



1. midan

Posts: 3235; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

but but, it has a notch People in real life really doesn't care if there's notch or not. something what these hardcore android boys can't understand.

2. Ciro1900

Posts: 591; Member since: Dec 17, 2017

the pro do not buy notches, the Huawei are for casual

6. joshuaswingle

Posts: 756; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

The notch is a preference. I'm personally not bothered by it, and I will not be basing my decision on a notch or lack thereof when I upgrade later this year. Somebody's love or hate of the notch has nothing to do with them being a "pro" or "casual" buyer

21. andrewc31394

Posts: 311; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Wtf do either of you know valid English?

3. RevolutionA

Posts: 529; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Huawei is a tiny company. No one cares and I've never heard of that dumb Chinese company. It can't compare to Biggie's like Apple just by copying the notch. Buying phone from them is like just compromising your privacy

8. ijuanp03

Posts: 690; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

"Huawei is a tiny company." "No one cares and I've never heard of that dumb Chinese company" - So you know how "tiny" they are but you've never heard of them? Wait til your Apple copies the triple camera system.. in 2020!

9. joshuaswingle

Posts: 756; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

That tiny company that you've never heard of is the number 3 manufacturer worldwide and on track to overtake Apple in terms of shipments by Q1 2019. So... not so tiny after all I guess

10. Stranded87

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

It's the third biggest phone maker in the world, that's not tiny by anyone's definition. And, I know you're trolling, but Apple wasn't the first company to put a notch on a phone and the P20 Pro has some innovations of its own (notably the triple-lens camera).

23. Marcwand3l

Posts: 464; Member since: May 08, 2017

You are making a fool of yourself. Huawei is the largest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment. They have over 180.000 employees. That's 60.000 more than Apple. Apple is very lucky Huawei can't sell phone in the US.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Are you seriously defending the notch here or am I just hallucinating? Probably the later; I'd say! Anyhow, reality or not; notch isn't a feature. It's merely a desperate charade to 'simulate' The iPhone X, and a poor one at that. Notch on The "X" makes sense. There's no where else for the front camera and other sensors to go. Whereas this Huawei possess a remarkably big chin which would've been plenty to house the aforementioned things. In any case; it doesn't matter. I'm not going to buy a spying Huawei anytime soon. Looking forward to Samsung A8 Plus! G'Day!

15. Phonehex

Posts: 769; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

75% of P20 series sold has to be the P20 lite.

4. ijuanp03

Posts: 690; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

but but, it has a chin People in real life really doesn't care if there's a chin or not something what these hardcore Apple boys can't understand. and btw, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus still sport very huge bezels which have both chin and forehead while every other 2018 midrange and flagship Android drastically minimized thanks to the popularity Motorola (Moto X lineup) and Samsung's infinity display.

11. maherk

Posts: 7065; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I've had mine for 2 weeks now and I am loving it. The only thing I miss about my S9 are the fantastic stereo speakers, not that they're bad on the P20 Pro, but they're not as great as the ones on the S9. Battery life on this phone is unbelievable, easily averaging 8+ hrs of sot, while having a little bit of juice left by the time I go to bed. Camera is also brilliant, especially in low light conditions and indoors, and that night mode is a piece of magic. Selfie camera is awful, but after downloading CameraMX, I figured out that the hardware is great, and that it's only the software that needs tweaking. I highly recommend it, it might not be the perfect device, but it has the full package.

19. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

How's the sound quality via whatever port you put the headphones in now?

20. maherk

Posts: 7065; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I only use Bluetooth, and as far as I can tell, it's the same as my old S9.

12. upyabiya

Posts: 5; Member since: May 15, 2018

I've owned a lot of smartphones over the years. Both apple and android. My P20 is by far the best phone I've ever used. Huawei has come on leaps and bounds. Shameless Iphone X clone ? Perhaps. But on its own merits its a fantastic phone. The notch doesnt bother me one bit, I thought it would. As for the spying allegations, it doesnt bother me at all, Im sure its just trump and his mafia trying to stifle Huawei's growth to protect american(apple's) interests !

13. Chrisubuntu

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 23, 2017

I have a question. Does Emui now allow to expand lockscreen notifications?

14. maherk

Posts: 7065; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

No, that's one of the minor cons I found in their software.

18. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Kirin 970 not that an impersive Soc like Apple ASoc and Samsung Exyons to be honest. I used mate 10 and mate 20 couple of month ago faced some heating issue and worst gaming performance compare to other Soc.

24. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

No you didn't, Mate 20 is due to be announced in October. You are just spouting off what you have read on some websites.

16. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

That number applies to P20 and P20 Pro but not P20 Lite.

17. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Nice looking and loaded with options, this phone will keep doing well throughout year no doubts here.

22. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

If you think... trimmed bezels like s9 are also boring and outdated. To me if I would buy an Android phone it would be a P20 or something with a notch.

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