Huawei’s smartphone business has seen considerable growth over the past two years. We’re still a couple of months away from 2017 and the company has already celebrated the milestone of shipping 100 million devices in a year. It took the company the entire year in 2015 to achieve the same milestone so it goes to show that business has picked up for the Chinese giant in 2016. It’s now on track to close out the year at a record shipment level.
Just to be clear, having shipped 100 million devices doesn’t mean that Huawei has sold this many smartphones, but that doesn’t take anything away from this incredible achievement.Huawei’s smartphone business has certainly performed better than many of its rivals so far this year.
Huawei is already one of the biggest smartphone vendors in China and it’s actively looking to compete with behemoths like Samsung and Apple. It wants to become the world’s largest smartphone vendor by volume and many now believe that this could be a real possibility in the future.
The company has seen great success with devices like the Huawei P9 and the Honor 8. It’s slowly bringing its devices to more markets, particularly focusing on the United States with its Honor sub-brand.
The company is going to unveil one of its most highly anticipated devices next month. If rumors are to be believed, the Huawei Mate 9 is going to be a bonafide flagship smartphone with features like an iris scanner, dual cameras, and up to 6GB of RAM.