Huawei claims to have surpassed Apple in global sales volume last December


Chinese tech juggernaut Huawei claims that it has overtaken Apple in global smartphone sales volume in December of 2016. "Huawei overtook Apple in global sales volume share in December," Huawei India Director for Product Centre Allen Wang said on Monday.

Over the last year, the Chinese phone-maker has buzzing about its intentions to top both Samsung and Apple as the world's biggest smartphone manufacturer as quickly as possible, and the latest sales data may be a sign of things to come. However, since sales numbers on a monthly basis are hard to accurately calculate, Huawei's claims may not be completely representative of reality.

Allen Wang claims that his company's global share peaked at 13.2 percent last December, whereas, in his words, Apple's was somewhere in the 12 percent range for the same period. According to him, Huawei has shipped 139 million smartphones last year.

Further, Wang also claims that Huawei has surpassed Samsung—the current global leader in sales volumes—in some markets, although he doesn't specify which.

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9 Comments

1. toukale

Posts: 617; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Come on, give Huawei a break. You know what they say about statistics.

2. Exynos88

Posts: 27; Member since: Jul 26, 2016

They sold more budget phones lol

3. S4NDY

Posts: 225; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

They sold more high-end specs phones in budget price tag No overpriced Apple S@#%t.

4. Tabby_Tiger

Posts: 305; Member since: Jan 23, 2017

They've surpassed everyone in low profitability.

5. lyndon420

Posts: 6603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I'm happy for them. But in the end it matters very little.

6. toukale

Posts: 617; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Huawei, this is what I call "fake News" saying you pass this or that with nothing to back them up is call "make stuff up". https://venturebeat.com/2017/02/01/idc-smartphone-shipments-up-6-9-in-q4-2016-apple-overtakes-samsung-for-first-place/

8. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 908; Member since: May 07, 2014

Huawei's claim is for the month of December not Q4

9. toukale

Posts: 617; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

I can claimed anything if I don't have to prove it. It's simple really, no one releases any official numbers but Apple. Every oem's out there are just guest made by idc, only Apple releases official numbers which they can get sued for. Samsung stopped that in 2013 when their numbers started to go down. Apple should also stop releasing numbers.

7. Leo_MC

Posts: 6935; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Why should we care?

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