Huawei Post Record Sales Despite Backlash
Chinese telco giant, Huawei, has emerged unscathed from international backlash, posting a record 100 million smartphone shipments for the year – plus faster volume sales for its new P30 Series.
The news follows Huawei Technologies’ ban from the United States, with the Trump administration citing national security concerns and links to the Chinese government.
The company has also recently lost its Android license, prompting talks of a homegrown Huawei OS.
Despite being embroiled in a media firestorm, Huawei has reported 10 million sales of its new P30 Series just 85 days from launch – a notable 62 days less than it took the P20 Series.
Huawei’s P30 Series was launched in March, and boasts an all-new Leica quad camera system, plus new low-light sensor.
The Australian government has also moved to ban Huawei from the local 5G network build, mirrored by other Western governments.
The Chinese company has continued to reject national security allegations, asserting it’s committed to Australians despite the 5G network ban.
“We are committed to Australians and will continue investing in R&D to ensure we meet their needs by developing innovative yet nimble devices,” claims Larking Huang, MD of Huawei Consumer in Australia.
“It’s been a record breaking year for Huawei flagship devices, and we are so proud to have such a loyal customer base.”
The Huawei P30 (A$1,099), P30 Pro (A$1,599) and P30 Lite (A$499) are available to purchase in Australia from retailers such as JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – despite initial concern it’d be pulled from shelves over recent backlash.