Huawei records 100 million shipments in Q1 to Q3
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Huawei has announced a grand total of 100 million shipments over the first three quarters of the year. The Chinese manufacturers have experienced significant growth over the course of the past year—a climb that saw them overtake Apple as the second largest smartphone company in the world, albeit momentarily, with Apple retaking its place last month.
The company, a few months ago, stated its plans to make an exit from the budget segment and focus on its mid-rangers and premium devices, a move that can be said to have been astute, with the successes of the Honor 6X and Honor 8 since the start of the year. The Chinese company has recorded a 19% year-on-year growth, and hit the 100 million mark by the end of September.
Huawei started off the year on a strong note, with 34.55 million shipments in Q1, then reached a climax in Q2 with 38.4 million. Q3 was relatively less successful, however, with just over 27 million shipments. We expect the last quarter of the year to eclipse the peaks of Q2, though, as the releases of the Mate 10 flagships and mid-rangers like the Honor 7X and Honor 9i point towards another impressive sales rush.
While the company's feat of momentarily overtaking Apple a while ago speaks of its ambitions and potential, Huawei will not be resting on its laurels, with the CEO of its consumer group, Richard Yu, having this to say about top-dogs Samsung:
"We will overtake them definitely. That’s our destiny. Maybe I’m not humble … but nobody can stop us."
Ambitious, some would say, as the South Korean monoliths recorded over twice the number of shipments Huawei did even at its peak in Q2. Only time will tell.