Chinese smartphone maker Huawei’s has disclosed that its annual smartphone shipments have crossed 200 million units in 2018. This is an all-time high, the company claims. The number includes the shipments for the entire year of 2018. However, there is no clarity on whether Honor’s sales have been included in this value or not.
The Chinese handset brand beat Apple to become the second largest smartphone vendor in July 2018 and the company has claimed that it has seen 66X growth from 2010. It is worth noticing that back in 2010, the company has sold 3 million units of its smartphones Huawei’s global market share is nearly 14.6% and according to IDC, the company has shipped around 52 million devices in Q3 2018, retaining its number two position.
Huawei also said that the shipment of its P20 series exceeded 16 million units and interestingly, almost half of the customers of the series were females. The 16 million value includes shipments of Huawei P20 Pro, P20 and P20 Lite.
Furthermore, the smartphone maker claimed that its Mate 20 series has seen 5 million shipments within two months of getting launched. Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro is powered by the company’s in-house own Kirin 980 processor that was launched by the smartphone maker at IFA 2018 in Berlin.
Speaking of its Nova 3 series, the smartphone maker said that it was popular with young users and played a key role in driving the volume. Its 65 million units were sold in 2018, and hence the smartphone contributed to a majority of the sales for the brand. Huawei recently also announced the successor of Nova 3 in China. Huawei Nova 4 comes with a display cutout that houses the selfie camera in order to offer a full-screen display.
The Chinese smartphone company’s sub-brand has also launched the Honor V20 smartphone in China, which comes with a 48MP rear camera and a cut-out display that houses a 25MP selfie camera. The smartphone’s global launch is scheduled for January 22 in Paris. The global variant of Honor V20 smartphone will be called as Honor View 20.