Huawei boasts over 10 million P9 smartphones sold
Huawei smartphones have been selling like hotcakes even if market analysts from Gartner, IDC, and TrendForce all show the Chinese manufacturer to be in third place behind both Samsung in Apple. In total, these three manufacturers still account for about one-fifth of the worldwide smartphone market.
Huawei itself is explicitly stating that its worldwide smartphone sales have been steadily increasing from 75 million in 2014 to 108 million in 2015 and finally 140 million in 2016. The manufacturer is pointing to healthy sales of both the P9 and Mate 9 flagship phones as major reasons for its continuing success. The P9 series, for example, has sold over 10 million units worldwide and is the first to have reached such a milestone for the company. Both the P9 and Mate 9 launched last year to help buoy Huawei to strong Q4 2016 numbers.
As for its expansion efforts, Huawei has been opening more brick-and-mortar channels and now commands over 460 stores across 45 countries around the world. The number of retailers and third party vendors selling Huawei devices have reached 70,000 worldwide.