The Huawei Mate 30 series posts an estimated 1 million units sold in its first 3 hours on the Chinese market
The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro will have been on sale in China for only 1 week from tomorrow (October 30, 2019). However, in this time, they have been reported to have sold 1 million units within 3 hours on their initial launch day in this country. In fact, the phablets are said to have been so popular that they have raked in 500 million yuan (about US$70 million) per minute for their OEM at one stage.
However, as Huawei is a privately-traded company, these bombastic claims cannot be verified outright. However, other reports that the new phablets were out of stock on the popular e-commerce site Taobao by September 30, 2019 are more likely to be proven true.
The Mate 30 series' alleged success may be explained by Huawei's demonstrable popularity in its own domestive market; research has found that it shipped over 37 million units in the region in the 2nd quarter of 2019 (2Q2019) alone, a 31% increase compared to 2Q2018.
This success may be due to the increased acceptability of EMUI (the company's Android skin) in the absence of Google Play Services in China. However, Huawei may find it a little more difficult to shift new phones elsewhere on Earth, now that it may have to do so with the exact same software everywhere it is sold.
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