Huawei has already shipped 100 million phones in 2019

Huawei has already shipped 100 million phones in 2019
After shipping 206 million smartphones last year (half of them sent out of China), Huawei delivered 59 million units in the first quarter of this year. That was up 50.3% on an annual basis and put Huawei ahead of Apple and trailing only Samsung in the global rankings. The company was gaining momentum as it appeared on track to become the world's largest smartphone manufacturer in 2020. And then the company was hit by a disaster. Placed on the U.S. Commerce Department's Entity List, Huawei was essentially banned from accessing its U.S. supply chain. Major suppliers in the U.S. or those that use U.S. technology cut ties with Huawei including Google, Qualcomm, Intel, ARM Holdings and many others.

Huawei itself says that it could see shipments drop by 40 million to 60 million units this year, which would result in a total of 146 million to 166 million phones delivered by Huawei in 2019. While some current and older models including the Huawei P30 series and the Mate 20 Pro will be updated to Android Q, it appears that the once eagerly anticipated Mate 30 series will ship with the company's own Hongmeng operating system. While that is sure to dampen demand for the manufacturer's handsets, as of May 30th Huawei had already shipped 100 million phones this year. The information was revealed by Huawei's smartphone product line president He Gang at an event held to unveil the company's new Nova 5 handset.

Huawei has sold 2 million units of the Watch GT wearable since October


Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said earlier this week that the U.S. supply chain ban will wipe $30 billion off of the firm's top line this year. The executive added that smartphone sales outside of China have already dropped 40% from last month.

Meanwhile, the company continues to do well in the wearables segment of the mobile industry. The Huawei Consumer Business Group said today that it has shipped two million units of its Huawei Watch GT smartwatch worldwide since the timepiece launched last October. Citing data from IDC, the company noted that deliveries of its wearable devices made during the first quarter of this year were up 282.2% compared to the same quarter in 2018. Overall, Huawei shipped 5 million wearable devices during the three months from January through March placing it third after Apple and Xiaomi with a 10% share of the market.


Earlier this year, Huawei introduced two new variants of the device including the Watch GT Active and the Watch GT Elegant. The former sports a larger 46mm case while the latter has a 42mm casing.

There is still a chance that Huawei's nightmare could go away as quickly as it came on. While the U.S. placed the company on the Entity List due to security issues, President Donald Trump has said that the company could be used as a bargaining chip in order to obtain favorable terms from China in a new trade agreement. The U.S. and China are embroiled in a trade war with each country taxing the other's products that are imported into their country. If a deal can be worked out, it could include a provision that would allow Huawei to be removed from the Entity List. Under that scenario, companies like Google and ARM Holdings could once again do business with the beleaguered phone manufacturer. If the trade war escalates, Trump has threatened to add tariffs on an additional $300 billion worth of Chinese goods. This tier of products reportedly includes smartphones, tablets, and certain accessories.

President Trump is expected to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Japan next week. Trade talks could resume shortly afterward.

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19 Comments

1. AbhiD

Posts: 720; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

And 70-80% of those sales are out of China only. Cut those out and Huawei would be pretty much non existent in the charts. OnePlus, Xiaomi etc have sales that are strong in China but also in many other parts of the world. Their numbers aren't that much skewed for the most part. While Huawei's acceptance outside China is apparent by it's below par numbers. So when Tech Sites report Huawei's overall numbers as some sort of massive danger to Samsung or Apple, they are only telling half the story (to tell the truth, not even half).

8. GuitarPlayer

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

I dont think soo. Here in Brazil the launch of the P30 pro was quite successful. What is troubling is this problem with the US government, which seems clear to be an attempt to stop the success of Huawei. Difficult task ,the quality of the brand will prevail

10. AbhiD

Posts: 720; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

LMAO Huawei fanboy. Ever asked Huawei how many units they sold in Brazil? Ever seen Huawei claiming individual rankings in South America, Africa or US or Europe or Asia(except China) ? You won't because they don't get significant sales anywhere except China. At least 70% Huawei sales are from China only. It has been reported many times already. As for "attempt to stop success of Huawei", why US didn't ban Samsung or LG then? Why is that US isn't banning OnePlus (it's gaining sales in US)? Saying US wants to stop success of Huawei is one of the most ridiculous arguments ever!

11. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"LMAO Huawei fanboy. Ever asked Huawei how many units they sold in Brazil? Ever seen Huawei claiming individual rankings in South America, Africa or US or Europe or Asia(except China) ? " The reported sales outside China are around 50% according to sources such as IDC, Canalys etc. Here in the UK and Europe Huawei are now a huge brand and most people can tell you who Huawei is and what they do, ask the same people who Xiaomi is and you will get nothing but a blank stare. "As for "attempt to stop success of Huawei", why US didn't ban Samsung or LG then? Why is that US isn't banning OnePlus (it's gaining sales in US)? " None of those companys are the world No.1 in networking equipment, it;s nothing to do with phones at all and all to do with who controls 5G. The US want to be N0.1 in 5G and cannot do so while Huawei is as powerfull as it is in the 5G networking sector.

19. mahalo15

Posts: 74; Member since: Nov 30, 2018

Totally incorrect statement. None of the US companies are major players in 5G and they won't get any advantage. Other major players like Nokia and Ericsson are European and only they will benefit.

13. jacky899

Posts: 430; Member since: May 16, 2017

LG and Samsung are Korean which is a strategic ally to further the US's agendas in the Asia region. Oneplus is a very small company that dont have a massive R&D team to develop tech that could threaten US company's lead. OnePlus simply uses tech developed by others. If Oneplus becomes big and starts becoming successful at R&D,you can be assured they will be put under the pitchfork too. Huawei just started becoming popular in Europe and elsewhere gaining momentum faster than anyone expected. If the US dont out a halt on their progress now, their success and acceptance worldwide will be too hard to stop in a few years.

15. GuitarPlayer

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Calm down, little Ifanboy. Huawei is coming back to Brazil only now, probably should also be arriving in Latin American countries only now and is being very well received. No one knew the brand 2 months ago now everyone talks about the P30 pro and the ban. It is a matter of time to dominate the market together with Samsung and Apple.

2. alanrock

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

Nova 5 / Kirin 810 news if possible ...

3. Ghost04

Posts: 517; Member since: May 03, 2014

Huawei has been a good seller in China . But now they are a huge brand in Asia and Europe. Its not a surprise that they sold 100 million phones. With US ban , their global sale will hurt a little but I think they still will get 200 million sale this year .

4. vgking9699

Posts: 189; Member since: Mar 01, 2019

Congratulations on selling 1/3rd iPhones and galaxys typically selling every single year for years

5. oldskool50

Posts: 1320; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

So has Samsung. Who's counting. Based on the facts, it literally takes Samsung only 4 months to sell 100M phone. That would mean, Samsung shipped 100M phones buy the middle of April, while Huawei needs 2 full quarters.

12. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

And could Samsung do this without the US market and also being on the banned list?

6. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 554; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

100 million in the 1st 6 months So probably 200-230 million for the whole year. Which is same as last year. Will be behind Samsung and Apple doubt even without the USA trade issues they would have sold 80-90 million more to beat Samsung. Sammy sold 317 million last year. It would have been close but if Samsung, Apple and huawei all sell over hundred of million of devices then sales will slow down and drop for everyone even Huawei there's not enough people to keep sales so high year after year.

7. AbhiD

Posts: 720; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Nope. Trade issues are going to affect Huawei going forward, they didn't in the past 6 months. So the drop will be seen in upcoming months. Common Sense dude

18. Vogue1985

Posts: 445; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

There's more than enough people. It's all about marketing and price. And last I checked most of Huaweis most are not range phones with high end features. Add the Honor Brand as will and it's affiliated brands. Never underestimate your competition,many underestimated Huawei and look what happened,just a string away from number 1 and dominating 5g

9. GuitarPlayer

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 15, 2012

Loving P30 pro! His battery is a scary thing, I never managed to stay a full day without charging and with P30 pro I reach the end of the night with 30% battery! His camera is wonderful! At first sight did not surprise me much but learning to use the modes correctly it becomes a super camera. Your zoom is beautiful and with a lot of quality, perfect for surfing photos or birds (2 things I love). I dont believe that Google will let this amazing brand go away and make another OS that will be a hard competitor! It is just USA trying to disturb P30 pro launch.

14. jacky899

Posts: 430; Member since: May 16, 2017

Same with my experience, the battery life is unreal coming from many versions of the Galaxy Note phones that had trouble lasting a day, this thing never had any problems at all no matter how much I use it. Also when you set the camera to 40mp, it is the first smartphone camera that can see more details than with my eyes without needing optical zoom. Amazing

16. Jrod99

Posts: 713; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Careful Jacky. Your about to be taught old-school by a tech expert.

17. Vogue1985

Posts: 445; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Ouchhhhhhhhhh that's alot,and that's without the US. That's says alot

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