Huawei shows 62% growth in smartphone shipments during first half of 2014

Huawei shows 62% growth in smartphone shipments during first half of 2014
Huawei has had a spectacular first half of 2014, with smartphone shipments up a whopping 62% year-over-year. The manufacturer has started to focus more on the high-end niche of the market. For the first half of the year, the company shipped 34.27 million handsets worldwide. Huawei has a goal to ship 80 million units this year, which means at the halfway point, it reached 43% of its target.

For the second quarter, Huawei had an 85% increase in shipments year-over-year, with 21 million units in transit during the quarter. Huawei showed a 275% increase in Q2 shipments over last year in the Middle East and Africa, and a whopping 550% year-over-year increase in Latin America during the same time period. Shao Yang, vice president of marketing in the consumer business group, cited improving brand awareness, and strong sales channels in overseas markets. 97% of Huawei's global shipments were smartphones.

Huawei expects that 20% of the 80 million smartphones it hopes to ship this year will be high-end models. Last year, 16% of the smartphones it shipped were considered to be high-end handsets. But the company might need more of a push in the high-end arena to increase its smartphone market share, which stood at 4.7% globally after the first quarter. That figure puts the manufacturer in third place, trailing both Samsung (30.8%) and Apple (15.2%) by a wide margin.

source: Reuters

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7 Comments

1. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Simply using Snapdragons will make a lot of difference.

3. Ashoaib

Posts: 3259; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

yeah... kirin hisilicon is not that fast

4. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Simply using Exynos will make a lot of difference in power and torque.

5. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

The good thing in Snapdragon is support for latest release android.

2. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I was really impressed by the US launch of the Ascend Mate 2. No nonsense, solid value, and great battery life. I'm looking forward to their next US model phone.

6. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

AGREE. I really hope that any other company will follow the Ascend Mate 2 (or the old Motorola MAXX) on the battery department. I really hate having a good phone with small battery.

7. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

20% of 80million were high end... That's mean 16 million phone. NOT BAD!!! It's better than nokia where in nokia 90% is lumia 5xx/6xx series which just sold for US$100-150.

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