They grow up so fast: Huawei ships 10 million P9 and P9 Plus phones, reaches its yearly goal
It seems all the effort has been paying off for Huawei. Back in October, the smartphone slinger reported that it has shipped 100 million phones (of all models) internationally — it took Huawei the whole of 2015 to reach this number, so, obviously, the manufacturer is having a good 2016. Back then, the number of flagship P9 and P9 Plus phones that were sold was 6 million.
Since it achieved such good results in 2015, Huawei's target for 2016 was raised to 140 million shipped phones. And the company's senior VP, Yu Chengdong, has now confirmed that this target has been reached. Since the flagship P9 was at 9 million shipments in November, it's easy to assume that, since Huawei has hit its 140-million mark, the P9 and P9 Plus have passed the 10 million shipments milestone as well. The company expects its flagship duo to sell around 12 million devices internationally before it is replaced by its successors in 2017.
Sounds great, but how does this compare? Well, Samsung sold about 10 million Galaxy S7 phones within the first month of its release, and Apple sold the mind-boggling 13 million iPhone 6s and 6s Plus devices within their release weekend. So, Huawei is yet to catch up with the major players internationally, but there's no denying that the company has certainly managed to establish a presence both on the market and in users' minds.