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Huawei shipped over 200 million smartphones this year, breaking its own record

By midian182 · 11 replies
Dec 24, 2018
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  1. Huawei moved 153 million phones in 2017, increasing that number by about one-third a year later. Back in August, the firm moved past Apple to become the second largest smartphone seller in the world—the first time in seven years that the top two didn’t consist of Samsung and Apple. It was thought that its position would be short-lived, but Huawei is still in the number two spot for Q3.

    Earlier this month, Huawei said it would reach the 200 million milestone by December 25—a target it hit with time to spare. And while the company’s Honor 10, P20, and excellent Mate 20 phones have helped it achieve so much success, the mid-range Nova series, which has sold 65 million units since they launched in 2016, has been a massive big contributor.

    "In the global smartphone market, Huawei has gone from being dismissed as a statistical 'other' to ranking among the Top 3 players in the world," the company said, in a statement.

    What’s particularly impressive about Huawei’s performance is that it’s had a year filled with controversy. The US government has been issuing warnings about the perceived security threats posed by Huawei since 2012, and in February, bosses from six US intelligence agencies warned that using one of its devices could put you at risk of having your data accessed or stolen—a result of its alleged close ties with the Chinese government.

    In addition to Trump banning US government agencies and contractors from using certain tech from Huawei, his administration has reportedly asked allies to avoid using the firm’s equipment. But things reached their lowest point when Huawei’s CFO—daughter of founder Ren Zhengfei—was recently arrested in Canada at the request of the US.

    Huawei says more than 500 million people in over 170 countries are using its smartphones. Carriers in the US, however, pulled out of deals to distribute its handsets at the start of the year. With Apple’s new iPhones not selling as well as expected, we’ll likely see Huawei maintain its ‘second-largest smartphone seller’ title for a while to come.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,710   +4,045

    What are their sales figures in the US?
    loki1944 likes this.
  3. xxLCxx

    xxLCxx TS Addict Posts: 231   +153

    Does it even matter? It's a relatively small market.
    p51d007 likes this.
  4. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 886   +382

    Doesn't really matter what the US and European markets want or do, huawei has a huge natural market right at home, and the Chinese love there android phones. Something the US and Korean firms do not have.
    xxLCxx likes this.
  5. toooooot

    toooooot TS Evangelist Posts: 954   +453

    Im currently deciding between Xioami and Huawei. Has anyone here tried one of those and can recommend one over another for Tmobile?
  6. loki1944

    loki1944 TS Maniac Posts: 224   +146

    How many were shipped to Iran?
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,582   +5,140

    If people would leave Trump alone, he would change that.
  8. misor

    misor TS Evangelist Posts: 1,397   +303

    I use xiaomi mi a2 lite SD625, 4000mah battery, 4GB/64GB, globe telecom Philippines, great battery life.
  9. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 886   +382

    I was talking about our 600 million people populations( USA and EU combines) vs the 1.4 billion of China. They have such a large domestic market that they can pretty much always win.
  10. xxLCxx

    xxLCxx TS Addict Posts: 231   +153

    + India + ... = 4.5 billion (Asia) and it's all around them.
  11. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 2,069   +1,322

    PART of the reason of the success of Huawei in China, is because it is a socialist dictatorship of communism, with a few "privileges". With the help of Google & others, China has created an AI that
    easily spies on every aspect of Chinese lives. Also, people are "encouraged" to purchase national brands over others. With their "social credit score", you can bet it would subtract if they bought an "iPhone".
    So, it's not so much their own brands are any better than anyone else, but partially because of how the people of China are not "free" to make their own decisions.
    That being said, I recently switched from Huawei, to another device, after having a very good experience with my last 3 phones, Mates 2,8,9. Why the switch? Twofold... I live in the USA, and lack of updates.
    Considering how Huawei was kicked out of the USA market, for better or worse, I just don't see (and rightly so) much support for their brand in the USA market, which, was VERY tiny to start with. Samsung & Apple have pretty much a stranglehold on the USA market, because of carrier branding, which means people can pay the phone off, with little to no interest, over a 24 month period. Unless a manufacturer allows that, without carrier branding, you have to pay full retail.
  12. sac39507

    sac39507 TS Addict Posts: 257   +100

    So China has 200 million spycams in the world

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