Huawei sold 48.2 million devices in H1 2015, could become world's third-largest phone maker

We’ve all been hearing and writing about the growth of Chinese companies, and now, after we’ve witnessed having seven of the top phone makers be from China (the only exceptions are Apple from the United States, and Samsung and LG from Korea), financial reports for the first half of the year show that those companies are only solidifying their positions.

Huawei, in particular, announced that it has shipped 48.2 million devices globally in the first half of 2015, an 87% increase in phone sales revenues over the same period of last year. This resulted in revenue of $28.3 billion (175.9 billion yuan) for the first half of the year. While we’re still anticipating sales numbers from Lenovo, this figure would allow Huawei to fight for the spot as the world’s third largest phone maker.

Moreover, Huawei also mentions that it’s sold more than 10 million device per month in May and June, meaning that the growth is only accelerating.

Last year, Huawei shipped 75 million phones and fell short of its 80-million target, but this year’s it actually exceeds its schedule on track to the 100 million shipments it aims for in 2015.

Huawei is expected to unveil its Mate 8 flagship in the beginning of September at the IFA trade show, and it’s already launched a series of new devices this year including the metal-made and powerfukl Huawei Honor 7, as well as the dual-camera Honor 6 Plus, and, most recently, the affordable Honor 4A.

source: BBC



1. Phonewbie

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 15, 2015

Congrats to Huawei. This is proof that you don't need the U.S. to sell units. This is further proof to someone on this site who blamed Android for Sony not being able to move units. Wish i could get miy hands on a Huawei myself though.

2. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

1. They sold 75mil last year with only 4.5bil$ clear profit. With that in mind they need USA and EU unless you think selling so many phones and making so little money is fine with the investors 2. Sony's fault is that they have never focused on Chinese market simply cause no one can do well there unless they are copying the designs and patents of other companies without investing a lot of money in R&D since Chinese government wont touch a Chinese company. P.S. Apple does well cause of outstanding image and hype surrounding its brand.

3. Phonewbie

Posts: 44; Member since: Feb 15, 2015

I agree with you about huawei's profit but you have to start somewhere and this is a good start. I don't know much about Sony's business practices but as a consumer i think they are very expensive.

8. Simona unregistered

becaus in its own country they selling it cheap

9. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

1st they gotta figure out how >not to< Samsung-ify themselves in that process if they aren't careful enough. Sure they need that Honor line to cover the lower price points but the latest with Snapdragon 210 are getting damn near ridiculous. Got enough local turf players that can easily undercut them with better models every Friday. In that sense both US and EU are a whole other level of obstacle that can wait until then.

10. Simona unregistered

china is stupid to do slaves make iphgones.. i wud never do nothing for them if am in china smartphone factory then apple can go n do is own production line in USA then

7. Simona unregistered

so get it on aliexpress .. don't be lazy and buy it

4. iusshpandeh

Posts: 250; Member since: Jul 23, 2014

6 times higher than Lumia sold last quarter! I can clearly see the reason of App gap on Windows! Anyway, congrats Huawei

16. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Of course. As much as smooth and easy to use WP is I don't care when I can get a 200$ amazing android phone with huge app store.

18. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

when you can only use 1/3 of the apps in the market on your $200 android phone. WP will always be the most efficient of the three OS because of the foundation it's built on. Quit hating on wp and give it the credit it deserves.

5. Oneight

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 04, 2015


6. Simona unregistered

Parena you said become??? huawei already is and was quite some time on 3rd place.. they actually hitting 2nd

13. carlemillward unregistered

They were third but then Lenovo acquired Motorola and became third, now they are forth.

17. Simona unregistered

nobody buys lenovvo or motorola.. it is just funded loan money to keep it above water and fake-ly promote it is famous.. so much lies ..

19. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

moto phones used to be good, but they've fallen off shape, just like nokia

11. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Huawei is gonna be one of those companies sneaking their way to the top right under our noses. Nobody really knows who they are outside of Asia and yet they're selling like crazy.

21. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Yup considering most of their sales come from China it aint that surprising.

12. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Huawei Nexus 6 I'm coming for you and so is my money :-)

20. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

i'm hoping w10p will come will something that woes me, I love android but I like W10p too. the smooth transition and concistency throughout apps amazes me

14. ricmdv

Posts: 28; Member since: May 02, 2015

I like Huawei. I was considering the P8 when I upgraded, but went with the Galaxy S6 after I read the reviews. The P8 needed a better processor and camera. If it had those I probably would have taken it. Also cheaper than the S6.

15. Furbal unregistered

Good, they deserve it with what they are doing.

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