Huawei Mate 20 sales achievement proves the company doesn't need the US to succeed

Huawei Mate 20 sales achievement proves the company doesn't need the US to succeed
With a little over two weeks left until Huawei will finally take the wraps off the P30 flagship series, the company is mainly busy building hype around a quad camera setup that might take mobile zoom photography to a whole new level of excellence. But at the same time, the world's second-largest smartphone vendor continues to boast impressive achievements on its way to the global market's first place.

Despite not being officially available in the US, which remains one of the world's biggest and most profitable smartphone markets, the Huawei Mate 20 "Series" has managed to rack up a grand total of 10 million shipments in just four and a half months. That's obviously not the first time one of the company's flagship families has reached 10 million unit sales, but the P20 and Mate 10 got to that number pretty much simultaneously back in August 2018.


While the P20/P20 Pro duo needed roughly five months on store shelves to cross the milestone, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro were nowhere near as popular, taking twice as long to score a combined 10 million shipments. And yes, we're talking about the same Huawei Mate 10 Pro that you could buy unlocked from a number of authorized US retailers with a valid warranty included.

Technically, you can also get the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro stateside, but only from places like eBay, where more or less reliable vendors can hook you up with "international" stock at decent prices, but with no warranty.

What this all suggests is that Huawei really doesn't need the US to succeed. The Chinese tech giant is huge in Asia, growing at a crazy pace in Europe, and even decently popular in Canada, where the Mate 20 Pro is sold through major carriers like Rogers, Bell, and Telus. If the company continues its progress in both the high-end and mid-range categories, there's definitely a good chance the smartphone market will have a new leader soon

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Mate 20
  • Display 6.5" 1080 x 2244 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4000 mAh
Mate 20 Pro
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh

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22 Comments

1. yobolegend

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 14, 2016

Just wait for a. Moments Watch out...

2. xfire99

Posts: 1206; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

What Huawei doesn't disclosed are of those 10M, at least 5M are been shipped back because green tint issue. Which they never went out official and explained!

16. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 924; Member since: May 07, 2014

Yet you somehow managed to know... What are you?

3. Guseinguliev

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

they are liars.

4. Cat97

Posts: 1921; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It's actually good that USA is closing its market for some big Chinese manufacturers. Because competition in Europe will be fierce and prices will fall :)

5. ZerosAndOnes

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 12, 2018

My mate 20 has been flawless. Its camera setup is so versatile im still amazed. No complaints. Oh and every single person that has seen my photos taken with it has been congratulating me. Huawei is on a roll and no orange monkey's trade war will stop it.

6. strawberry

Posts: 115; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

huawei deserved it. it’s wildly popular in asia! a lot of people in asia are ditching samsung for huawei.

8. midan

Posts: 2971; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Same in Europe. Huawei owned the price game and now when they are cool and they have brand name they can sell these higher cost models too.

7. Thanos

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 14, 2018

Samsung has already shipped 10 million S10 by now

9. midan

Posts: 2971; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

That would be really something because that took for S8 and S9 one month.

10. Venom

Posts: 3676; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Apparently Huawei doesn't need quality as well in order to succeed.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22191; Member since: May 28, 2014

Coming from a Pixel fan, that's hilarious.

17. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 924; Member since: May 07, 2014

He is not a Pixel fan.. He praises Pixel just to hide his bias for Apple.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22191; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao you know what, you’re right. He’s one of the biggest iPhone fans on this site, he’s just hiding it now.

11. ALMBO6

Posts: 196; Member since: May 28, 2018

Although I really like what Huawei is doing with their smartphones, I am a former Samsung user and switched to Huawei with the Mate 10 Pro but I doubt Huawei will lead the smartphone market anytime soon because they joined the high prices game way too soon and also Samsung is coming back really hard this year with the M and A series

13. meanestgenius

Posts: 22191; Member since: May 28, 2014

I've said this for a while now. There are some OEM's that don't need the U.S. market in order to be successful, and Huawei is one of them.

14. ECPirate37

Posts: 337; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

I love the Mate 20 Pro. I got it the day it came out in China and it is the best phone I've ever used. I can't believe it is only an 8.9 on PhoneArena, maybe is should have said Samsung or have an apple logo and it would have gotten a 9.5 or higher). I'm getting the Galaxy S10+ in 2 more weeks (or whenver the Flamingo Pink color finally comes out).... I carry the Galaxy S8+ with me now. I can't officially say I am becoming a Hauwei Fanboy... buttttt it's getting that way. I believe all phones can spy on us. I think it is ironic that the USA with its NSA warns us about China. We do the same thing. So to me, with every phone already spying and selling my data, just let me use what is best. And right now that is Huawei. Long story short, this is well deserved. I see that articles here rarely mention the Mate 20X. I REALLY wanted that one too, but it isn't water resistant and I kind of count on that these days.

15. Vogue1985

Posts: 475; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Well said

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