Huawei announces shipments of 100 million smartphones so far this year

Huawei announces shipments of 100 million smartphones so far this year
Towards the beginning of June, Huawei officially confirmed its goal of shipping 200 million smartphones in 2018, representing an increase of 47 million over 2017. And today the Chinese brand has confirmed that it’s halfway there.

During the launch event of the Huawei Nova 3 earlier today, the company’s CEO announced the milestone and also provided some references to show exactly how quickly the brand is growing each year. While it has taken the brand just over seven months to achieve the milestone in 2018, it took the company almost two months extra to reach the feat last year, while just three years ago in 2015 Huawei surpassed the figure with just 10 days to spare on the calendar. Perhaps more impressive, though, is the fact that over the past seven years the company has multiplied its total sales by 51.

At the event, Huawei’s CEO failed to break down the figures, although its flagship P20 and P20 Pro have contributed 6 million shipments to the total number as of last month. Additionally, the Huawei P20 Lite has proven to be popular among consumers, becoming the 7th best-selling smartphone globally in May 2018. Also, aside from Huawei’s smartphones, sub-brand Honor has also grown its international sales by 150% so far this year, with the flagship Honor 10 alone shipping 3 million units since its launch in May.

Ultimately, if Huawei’s smartphone shipments continue to remain strong throughout the rest of 2018, the company could be on track to overtake Apple as the number 2 manufacturer worldwide by Q1 2019. However, the company still has a long way to go before it reaches the number 1 position which is currently held by Samsung.

source: Sohu (translated)



1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Quite well deserved. Huawei's phones are good value. Just fix the bloated software, remove the notch, bring metal to phones with no wireless charging, and have your laggy SoCs swapped. And I will applaud.


Posts: 943; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

How are Huawei phones with updates to the latest version of Android? Are they faster than Sammy and LG?

12. djcody

Posts: 230; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

I did receive Oreo update on my Mate 9 in March if I remember correctly, my wife galaxy s7 just 2 weeks ago. I bought her P20 Pro anyway was on sale 670$.

23. Fellwalker

Posts: 540; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

You forgot update the software and distribute the android security patches promptly. July 2018 and my Mate 9 is still on android 7 and emui 5.01 and the November 2017 patch. Dreadful.

2. kevin007in

Posts: 327; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

they deserve it. good on ya HUAWEI. Better camera, wayy better battery, better design, better colors. good software.... what else would one need

4. Yousefjaber206

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 09, 2018

You callin' a carbon copy a better design !!

14. TechNeck

Posts: 657; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

A copy of what exactly?

3. Heisenberg

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

Are these numbers true?

5. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1357; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

well, we really can't tell if they indeed did reach those figures because of the great firewall of China. It would be informative to see a NPD breakdown of these figures but congratulations to them for if they indeed did their goal.

7. theot14430 unregistered

Wowee! Huawei!

8. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2270; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

They are among the biggest threat to Samsung more so than Apple. I believe these numbers are making Samsung rethink of their marketing and branding structure.

15. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

How? They are looking at overall sales. Not what category of phone. They sold 100M. Apple usually sells 200M as of the iPhone 6 and Samsung sells 300M+. Why is this so difficult to understand. Apple is the only seller of iOS devices, so you can't just specifically count those ssles. It just phone sales and if Huawei sells 200+ million phones, they will past Apple first. Period. Whether those phones are flagships or not isn't up for debate. That chances of them lasting Samsung just becomes more of a capability.

9. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Old cpu( 970 and 659) , bad screens, low quality video recording, slow updates.. Ppl still buying..

10. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1459; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Wait for the Kirin 1020, rumored to as good as the Exynos 9820 and on Antutu would exceed 350,000

13. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

980 is the one inside mate 20

22. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

There are no 980 or Mate 20 yet.

20. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

The rumour was about how Kirin 980 had got 350000 on Antutu. Kirin 1020 will focus more on the 5G connectivity I guess.

19. Aruminiumaian

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 22, 2017

It's not surprising to hear that from you, the biggest Sony fanboy in this forum...

11. midan

Posts: 3097; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

So many lost customers for Samsung, they really have to figure out soon what they are going do for this. If huawei can start selling their phones in USA Samsung is in very big trouble. I talked about this subject with one girl today and she said it quite well. "Huawei is like cheap version of Samsung, it's not as good but cheap is good thing" This was just average person who doesn't really care about phones. It's showing the message: Average persons doesn't see the point paying so much more for about same product which they can get so much cheaper. Huawei phones look and feel lot like Samsung phones, i think that was very smart move from them.

16. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

HUAWEI does not need the US to sell more phones than Samsung. All they need is China, India and South America. Apple has the US and they dont sell more phones than Samsung, because other than Europe, no one else can afford iPhones in such numbers because no one has the type of payment plans we have. Which means, unless Samsung nosedived, no one will outsell them.

18. mootu

Posts: 1537; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Why is it just lost customers for Samsung? In the last 12 months both my daughters have left Apple and moved to Huawei phones (Mate 10 pro and P20) and it's nothing to do with price either as both have good jobs and can afford whatever phone they please.

21. midan

Posts: 3097; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Apple is doing great, Samsung is strugling especially with their flagship phones, do the math. Of course it also affect for LG, Sony and HTC too, but Samsung is feeling the biggest impact by far. very few switch OS nowdays.

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