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Huawei beats Apple in 2018 smartphone shipment

With the success of the P20, Mate 20 and Nova series, the Chinese phone maker Huawei announced on Wednesday that its smartphone shipments for 2018 exceeded 200 million units. The Chinese phone maker company   Huawei has greatly increased sales in China, Europe and Africa this year, and has already achieved a more than 30% jump in global unit sales from the 153 million sold in 2017. Huawei has surpassed Apple to become one largest smartphone seller in the world with the global market of 14.6 per cent.  In the past 8 years, Huawei Smartphone shipment has increased from 3 million units in 2010 to 200 million units in 2018.

According to the data, more than 500 million consumers in more than 170 countries around the world are using Huawei Smartphone. As compared to last year, Chinese Smartphone Huawei sold around 50 million more smartphones in 2018.

The Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu said the official that “Looking to the future, Huawei’s consumer business will focus on the core concept of ‘consumer-centric’, and will challenge to keep innovating, and make every effort to become a pioneer and leader in the next wave of the smartphone revolution”



Apart from Huawei’s new smartphone, the company is also planning to make a new 5G smartphone. Huawei controlled 10.4% of the global smartphone market in 2017, behind Samsung Electronics. Within two months of the release of the Huawei Mate 20 series, it had already shipped over five million units.

Since the release of P20, Mate 20 and Nova series, global shipments for P20 series have exceeded 16 million units, with female users and the Nova series has sold over 65 million units, making it the leader of Huawei’s mid-range devices.


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