Huawei shipped 28.3 million handsets during this year's first quarter

Huawei shipped 28.3 million handsets during this year's first quarter
Huawei shipped over 100 million smartphones last year, a company record. That was good enough to place the company third in the global smartphone shipping tables, behind only Samsung and Apple. The company was responsible for 7.4% of all smartphones shipped in 2015. 2016 is off to a good start for Huawei. The company just announced that for the first quarter of the year, it delivered 28.3 million smartphones.

Huawei's target for this year is to ship 140 million handsets. That would be a 30% increase over 2015's number, and would be quite an impressive showing in light of the less than double digit growth expected for the smartphone market this year. There had been rumors that Huawei had cut its target by 20 million phones to 120 million units for 2016, but this speculation has been dismissed by the manufacturer.

According to Huawei's end product manager Kevin Ho, the company has already shipped 2.6 million units of its new Huawei P9 and Huawei P9 Plus flagship phones. The two devices were launched a couple of months ago, both carrying a dual 12MP camera setup on back. One of the cameras takes pictures in monochrome. Huawei says that this allows the phone to obtain improved lighting data from the cameras' sensors, and leads to higher quality images.

source: Digitimes

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