Huawei announces shipments of 100 million smartphones so far this year
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.