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Huawei to open 15,000 retail stores worldwide

Huawei P8 Android smartphone, Huawei plans to open 15,000 retail stores
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Planning to sell a record 140 million smartphones this year, Huawei is getting ready for world domination and expects to open an impressive number of stores all around the world.

Huawei has big plans, and they are not even shy about it. This tech giant managed to sell 108 million handsets last year, and they are planning to close 2016 with an increase of 30 percent. "We are optimistic and confident about reaching our target shipment of 140 million smartphones this year," said Huawei's chief executive of its consumer business group, Richard Yu Chengdong earlier this week.

Right now, Huawei has an impressive retail network - more than 35,000 stores worldwide, with 11,000 in China, 6,500 in the rest of Asia, 6,200 in Europe, and 1,500 in South America. These numbers alone make Huawei a big name in the industry. Apple, for example, is only present in 17 countries, with a total of less than 500 retail locations.

The most interesting part about Huawei is that while its global market share is around 11.5 percent, the company's share in the premium market has recorded a big jump between March and May - 15.2 percent to 25.7 percent - mainly thanks to the Huawei P9 flagship.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-07-29 (Update: 2016-07-30)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.