Huawei boasts 100 million smartphones sold
Huawei made the milestone announcement via Chinese social networks and microblogging service Weibo. By the manufacturer's own account, Huawei's 2015 sales have reached 100 million smartphones. Not only is Huawei now the third largest smartphone manufacturer worldwide, the company is also first in its home territory. Immediate competitors like Lenovo, Xiaomi, and ZTE have seemingly flatlined in comparison. Huawei experienced a whopping 71 percent sales growth during Q3 2015 year over year.
The company contributes a large portion of its success to the high-end Honor branding. Though only a couple of years old, Honor smartphones have been selling extremely well in China through aggressive prices and marketing campaigns compared to Xiaomi, ZTE, and others. Huawei signed a contract with Google to develop the recent Nexus 6P as well.
A handful of other smartphone manufacturers have not been so lucky. HTC is facing lukewarm sales of its latest One A9, LG reported lower-than-expected Q3 2015 results, and Xiaomi recently brushed off its failure to meet its lofty sales goal of 80 million.