Huawei shipped over 100 million smartphones in 2016

Huawei shipped over 100 million smartphones in 2016
At the official launch event in China for its Nova and Nova Plus smartphones, Huawei celebrated shipping more than 100 million smartphones in 2016, two months before the year ends. It took Huawei the whole of 2015 to accomplish the same milestone, so clearly growth has been achieved.

Together with other impressive figures, such as 1.5 million Honor 8 phones sold globally and 6 million Huawei P9 shipments in less than five months, China's top mobile player has good reasons to party. Having conquered the domestic market, Huawei is interested in becoming the world's biggest smartphone maker by volume.

Next month, Huawei will introduce the specs-intense Mate 9, a phablet to be available in flat and curved screen variants. Reportedly, the smartphone will feature the company's latest Kirin processor, along with up to 6GB of RAM, a dual camera setup, and fast charging technology that takes the battery from zero to 50% in just five minutes. It is also rumored to have as many as nine color variants, which seems fitting for Huawei's grandiose plans.

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28 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Huawei's rise and growth is indeed impressive! Huawei #MakeItPOSSIBLE

8. xq10xa

Posts: 803; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Damn. Where you at BlackBerry??

23. dimas

Posts: 3262; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Going to be full software company soon.

19. IronTech

Posts: 153; Member since: May 27, 2016

Every single member of my family owns a Huawei device except me using G5. I've never heard of a complain claimed by them. Meanwhile, I've very disappointed with the G5 battery.

25. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 899; Member since: May 07, 2014

I had predicted it in 2013 and my colleagues laughed hard at me...

2. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Huawei positioning themselves to kick Apples and Samsungs a**es.

4. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

How can they kick Apple's ass when they dont make iOS devices? Not to mention Apple is never aiming to be no1 in the world but to keep its customer base, grow it little bit and in the process make more money than what Huawei and Samsung makes together. When will you people understand Apple isn't going anywhere, it has its own successful OS and ecosystem thats been doing well for almost 10 years now.

7. aegislash

Posts: 1437; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Last I read, Huawei is very much struggling in the US Market. Unfortunately, it's just too late for these other OEMs to try their luck here. Samsung and Apple dominate the market, so in order for Huawei to have a shot, they'd have to advertise the heck out of their products....which I have yet to see even a single Huawei advert on TV or in magazine. Only Huawei advert I have seen is for the Nexus 6P...which is all Google's doing, not Huawei themselves.

24. dimas

Posts: 3262; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

The guy said a small thing about apple and it ticked you off? Talk about being an i... don't know what you're thinking but techworld is an unpredictable place and anyone can collapse without anybody knowing.

18. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Remember as we learned from Samsung, shipped doesn't equal, sold.

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2118; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

100 million+ sold and revenue sounds great, but in actuality, their margins are very low.

5. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Every single Chinese company profit margins are tiny. There is a reason those phones are so cheap, tiny profit margins, tiny marketing budgets, no support and warranty outside of Asia, etc.

10. a1awan

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

So if revenues are low what does that mean? It means the customers aren't overpaying for their products, right? Are you in favor og Apples higher revenues and thus proud of their overpriced products which costs the buyers a lot more?

11. a1awan

Posts: 40; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

So if revenues are low what does that mean? It means the customers aren't overpaying for their products, right? Are you in favor og Apples higher revenues and thus proud of their overpriced products which costs the buyers a lot more?

17. mahima

Posts: 714; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

and that's why we love them... we get the best value for money

22. dimas

Posts: 3262; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

And yet, their supervisors and investors are still going to be richer than us.

6. ajwillingham

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

Why they have not released the Honor Note 8 in the U.S. in the wake of the Note 7 debacle is baffling. I ordered mine from China and it is amazing. I'm sure that a U.S. would help them with their numbers.

9. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3938; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Will someone just release the near perfect phone of my dreams, damn, Sam, Apple, Google, Huawei......anybody lol.

12. tweetgadget

Posts: 72; Member since: Feb 05, 2014

Hi guys ..do you know whether Huawei phone with kirin are friendly enough to developer or not like phone with the snapdragon? I like playing with custom rom

13. p51d007

Posts: 697; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I've had 2 Huawei phones. Spent over 2 years with the Mate2, loved it, never had 1 issue, 100% stock, never even bothered to root it. Bought a Mate8 about a month ago. Works as advertised.

14. aznhachi

Posts: 212; Member since: Apr 12, 2016

how's gaming in mate 8?

16. p51d007

Posts: 697; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I don't game on my phone. I use it for phone, web, mp3/streaming.

15. Metropolis75

Posts: 194; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

I'd be lying if I said I knew someone who owned a Huawei phone. I've played with the Nexus 6p at Best Buy and it seems like a solid phone.

20. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I'd be lying if I said I knew all phones owned by all my friends...

26. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 899; Member since: May 07, 2014

My next phone is Huawei P9..

28. Metropolis75

Posts: 194; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Well everyone I know is not my friend. As far as my friends, I usually glance to see what phone they have.

21. TheOracle1

Posts: 1917; Member since: May 04, 2015

The Mate 8 is now around $350 on some sites. Bargain of the year. Excellent phone. 6 inch yet smaller than the iPhone 7 Plus.

27. cocoy

Posts: 454; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

I own a P8 the cpu is good but the GPU is poor i can't play 3D games and security patches i received were 3 instances only for almost a year now. For basic needs like phone calls, browsing on the web and still photos, it functions very well, the only draw back for camera is video but for stills excellent even on low light . My iPhone SE can't beat it.

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