Huawei sets record sales target for 2016, to open 15,000 new retail shops worldwide

Huawei sets record sales target for 2016, to open 15,000 new retail shops worldwide
After announcing a 40% rise in sales revenue for the first half of 2016, Huawei has now revealed its sales target for the year. The company plans to sell a whopping 140 million smartphones in 2016, and in order to achieve this goal, it is reportedly ready to open as many as 15,000 new retail stores worldwide.

Huawei sold 108 million smartphones last year, which means that if the current estimates turn out to be true, 2016 will mark a 30 percent increase in shipments compared to last year.

“We are optimistic and confident about reaching our target shipment of 140 million smartphones this year. … [The current number of our stores] is far from enough. We are going to open more retail stores overseas” said chief executive of Huawei's consumer business group Richard Yu Chengdong on Tuesday.

As of May 31, 2016, Huawei had 35,000 retail stores worldwide, with 11,000 being located in China, another 6,500 across the rest of Asia, 6,200 in Europe and 1,500 in South America, making up for a retail presence in 170 countries worldwide.

Huawei Technologies on Thursday reported that sales generated by the company's consumer business group in the first half of 2016 rose 41% year on year to $11.6 billion, more than half of which were pulled from overseas markets.

source: South China Morning Post via Android Authority

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22 Comments

1. Papa_Ji

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

I can bet that HUAWEI will replace APPLE for 2nd largest smartphone vendor in 2017.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's stupid. Really stupid.

9. Papa_Ji

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Really you are stupid.... See the difference between Huawei and Apple ( Q2 ) .... http://www.gsmarena.com/canalys_samsung_lead_smartphone_market_in_q2_with_80_million_shipments-news-19653.php

12. cheee

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

maybe hard because oppo beat huawei in china

14. cheee

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

but i still want to see iphone go to 3rd place

22. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

I want to see Apple where Wp is. Dead.

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

"11,000 being located in China".. I know its a big country, but isnt it a bit too much, lol.. for comparison there are 479 apple stores in this planet (268 in US) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Store

20. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Wikipedia's numbers are outdated, they seem to still be basing it on 2011. According to apple fanboy website, macrumors, they've added 5 more stores over Wikipedia's number: http://www.macrumors.com/roundup/apple-retail-stores/ Even then, that busts yet another reality-distortion myth; that apple's stores being available worldwide makes them "unmatched" in customer service, thus justifying their product rip-off price tags...

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Wow, what a record! Everyone makes with Android™

7. kiko007

Posts: 7469; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lol, everyone except HTC, Sony, LG, Asus, ZTE, and hundreds of others. So I guess you are partially right :D.

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

I know that not all Android OEMs actually make profit. My comment #3 was aimed at an infamous anti-Android guy, and I clairified my point in comment #4 !!! Stop attacking me.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Everyone makes MONEY with Android™ Sorry, Bobby...

5. Barney_stinson

Posts: 672; Member since: May 30, 2016

Even with overpriced phones and s**tty kirin chipsets ., they are rising!! Thats impressive

11. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Kirin is pretty good actually. The only bad side is the GPU is too weak but because of that battery is great.

8. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1409; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Where are all the haters said Huawei failed to sell outside China?

13. cheee

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 11, 2016

but they sell mainly from china is true

21. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

They will fail in no time. I don't even know if we should trust these numbers. One sec oppo said they are first in China, the next sec huawai said something else. Chinese coy are nothing but a shame to themselves. Heard of asbestos scandal in Australia? Yea, Yuanda AKA Chinese coy had us saying " those bloody Chinese and their unethical business strategies should just get banned everywhere around the world" and in sure Huawei is no different for them - lying piece of s**t.

15. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Chinese making Chinese phones in Chinese factories is of course cost efficient. All they have to do is copy.

16. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

Very good for Huawei. I hope they continue to make more money and grow to challenge Samsung and Apple. It would add great competition, and consumer will benefit.

18. TerryTerius unregistered

I don't know how much of a challenge they can be when the overwhelming majority of their sales are in China.

19. MDCHO

Posts: 769; Member since: Jul 28, 2016

With hope and luck, they will begin to grow sales outside of China. It won't happen overnight, but it is very much possible. Huawei is a big company with deep pockets and they into a lot of things.

17. SyCo87

Posts: 281; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

Stocks?

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