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Huawei has already beaten its 2018 smartphone sales record

The Mate 30 Pro. (Source: Expert Reviews)
The Mate 30 Pro. (Source: Expert Reviews)
Huawei has faced more than its fair share of troubles this year but the company's sales figures are completely unaffected and have even grown. The Chinese company has now confirmed that it has sold 200 million devices this year, over two months earlier than when it hit that same milestone last year.
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Huawei has had its work cut out for it this year. The company is currently facing a trade ban by the US that sees it unable to do business with American companies. The biggest effect of that ban has been the lack of Google Services on the new phones, severely stunting the attractiveness of the new Mate 30 phones. Surprisingly, though, that doesn't appear to have affected smartphone sales at all.

Going by an official statement, Huawei has now shipped 200 million devices this year. The company shipped just about 200 million units in 2018, so this is impressive considering we still have two months left in the year.

Those are ridiculous numbers, especially in light of the ban. While sales in Europe have declined, the company has more than made up for the deficit with sales back in China.

Huawei shipped 118 million devices over the first two quarters of the year, which means it sold over 80 million phones in the following four months, with an average of 20 million per month. Reports a few months ago claimed that the company would ship 260 million devices this year but, if things go as well as they have over the past few months, we expect a total in the region of 245 million.

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Ricci Rox
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Ricci Rox, 2019-10-24 (Update: 2019-10-24)