Huawei has rapidly been growing its market share across the globe in all segments of the Android smartphone market and it’s committed to challenging the dominating position that Samsung and Apple have built at the top of the list. Huawei has said that it’s aiming to ship at least 200 million smartphones this year.
Huawei CEO of Consumer Business Yu Chengdong said in a video commemorating Huawei’s Weibo community’s anniversary that the company is aiming to ship 200 million smartphones this year. It will be a significant improvement compared to the company’s total smartphone shipments in the previous year.
Chengdong mentioned in the video that Huawei shipped over 150 million handsets in 2017. The figure includes the shipments of its Honor series handsets as well. The company is now looking to post an almost 30 percent year-over-year growth with its aim of shipping 200 million devices in 2018.
Market research firms place Huawei behind Apple and Samsung for shipments in the first quarter of this year while it tied in first place in China with local rivals Xiaomi and Oppo so it does seem to have the momentum required. The company will continue to compete with these two giants of the smartphone market to achieve its goal of shipping 200 million smartphones this year.