Huawei CEO Reiterates Plan to Ship 200 Million Smartphones in 2018 – Should Apple Be Worried About These Figures?


The CEO of Huawei, Yu Chengdong, took to Weibo in order to share a plan that is expected to give the rest of the phone manufacturers a great deal of competition and trouble. He also talked about the company’s plan to sell 200 million smartphones in 2018 in a 1-minute video. There was an earlier report talking about the company’s ambitious plans, but it should be noted that the Chinese giant managed to ship 150 million smartphone units back in 2017.

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For the longest time, Huawei emerged as the third largest smartphone manufacturer in Q1 2018, right behind Apple and Samsung. The second quarter figures are not available yet so we will have to wait to see how Huawei fared in the following results. While the figures are expected to be available soon, let us recap on the devices that have managed to do very well this year.

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Firstly, Huawei’s P20 Pro, P20 and P20 Lite proved to be very popular, as the company revealed earlier this month that all three devices have managed to sell six million units and rack up sales worth $15 million in just 10 seconds. Additionally, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor also did very well, and its Honor 10 was well received in Europe, managing to sell out very quickly thanks to its affordability, unique color combination, design, and performance. Huawei is currently the number one smartphone manufacturer in China, leaving behind OPPO and Xiaomi.

However, the company’s journey is not going to stop here as the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro are also going to be arriving during the fourth quarter of this year. Both smartphones are said to be armed with the 7nm Kirin 980 SoC, which hasn’t been announced yet but is said to pack a lot of performance. Seeing Huawei’s past performance and Chengdong’s positivity, it appears that the tech giant might actually be able to reach the 200 million target.

Do you think something like this is possible? Tell us down in the comments.

News Source: Weibo (Yu Chengdong)