Huawei Q3 Smartphone Shipments Soar: 100M In Sight By Year’s End
The Huawei Consumer Business Group recorded total smartphone shipments of 27.4 million units for the quarter and is on track for 100 million for the full year.
The results have Huawei tracking well against its tech peers, with the International Data Corporation forecasting at the end of August that worldwide smartphone shipments will grow 10.4 per cent in 2015.
Huawei’s smartphone shipments to Europe and the Middle-East-and-Africa regions grew by 98 and 70 per cent year-on-year, respectively, and Chinese shipments by 81 per cent, with demand for mid-to-high-end smartphones especially strong in Europe.
Huawei stated its devices now account for 12.4 per cent of the overall smartphone market in Spain, and 45.7 per cent of the country’s high-end 400-500 euro device market, while in Italy it maintains 10.9 per cent of the overall market and 27.9 per cent of the high-end market.
Huawei stated that since their launches, shipments of its flagship Mate 7, P7 and P8 devices have reached 6.5, 7.5 and 4 million units, respectively, while its latest flagship, the Mate S, launched in September, has gradually become available in over 48 countries globally.
“This quarter’s results clearly showcase the continued success of our growth strategy,” Richard Yu, Huawei Consumer CEO, commented.
“We are especially proud of the stellar growth we’ve seen outside of China and the increased demand for our mid-to-high end devices. At this rate, we are confident in our ability to reach our smartphone shipment target of 100 million units by year’s end.”