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