Huawei looks to end 2018 on a positive note as the company announced it shipped over two hundred million smartphones in 2018. that’s the most number of smartphones that Huawei has ever shipped in any given year.
In the announcement, Huawei called out 3 of its smartphone line-ups: the P20, Mate 20, and nova series. starting with the P20 series, the P20, P20 Pro, and P20 lite shipped over sixteen million units since their availability in March.
Meanwhile, the Mate 20 series shipped over five million units in only 2 months. The Mate 20 series is comprised of the Mate 20, Mate 20 pro, Mate 20 X, and Porsche style Mate 20 RS.
Finally, Huawei noted that its mid-range nova series shipped over sixty eight million units as of the end of 2018. The nova series saw four new entries this year in the forms of the nova 3, Nova 3i, Nova 3E, and Nova 4. Huawei didn’t say what number nova smartphones it shipped just in 2018.
Huawei also didn’t say how many Honor smartphones it shipped in 2018. That said, we’ve seen a slew of Honor smartphones released in 2018. New entries embrace the honor ten, Honor Play, Honor 8X, and others.
What’s fascinating to see is Huawei’s exponential growth over the last eight years juxtaposed with recent headlines. Back in 2010, Huawei shipped only three million smartphones.
Fast forward to 2018, when Huawei shipped sixty six times as many smartphones as it did in 2010. The substantial increase in shipped smartphones helped the company attain 14.6 p.c of the worldwide smartphone market.
Even with the exponential growth, Huawei is going through somewhat of a rough patch as of late. The U.S. is reportedly making an attempt to convince other countries to no longer use Huawei’s telecommunications equipment.
Huawei also faced scrutiny from the U.K. and Australia, with Australia banning Huawei-made equipment from the country’s 5G networks. The concerns are over Huawei’s alleged deep ties with the Chinese government.
Huawei maintains that it poses no more risk than the other ICT vendor.