Huawei’s 2018 was tumultuous, to place it mildly. However, the firm has not less than just a few causes to brag. The Chinese cellular giant has revealed that it shipped over 200 million smartphones within the 12 months, setting a brand new document (it ‘solely’ moved 153 million telephones in 2017). It will not shock you as to why Huawei fared so nicely, although. Merely put, it had a string of hits all year long –, and flagships performed a partial function solely.
The P20 and Mate 20 series have executed nicely, racking up several shipments of 16 million and 5 million units. Nonetheless, the bread-and-butter phones underneath Huawei’s model have been the Nova collection, together with the simply-launched Nova 4. The agency has bought greater than 65 million of the mid-vary gadgets since the group started. After which there’s the extra price range-oriented Honor Badge. Huawei did not present particular figures. However, it touted the “excellent efficiency” of the Honor 10 and Honor View 10(the View 20 is too latest) as main components in its Chinese success.
The milestone could appear stunning for those who’re used to seemingly day by day tales in regards to the CFO’s arrest and quite a few machine bans. Nevertheless, it illustrates how little Huawei depends upon Western markets. The corporate has surged in latest months on the again of gross sales not simply in its homeland, however overseas. It would not want US gross sales, even when it is pissed off with the nation’s opposition to its wares. And plenty of these system bans are targeted on networking tools, not handsets. You may stroll into nearly any main provider retailer in Canada and purchase a Mate 20 Pro or P20 Pro, as an example, though the federal government is going through strain to exclude Huawei from 5G networks.
If there’s any concern, it is for the corporate’s lengthy-time period prospects. Huawei was laborious to high in 2018. However, that raises the question of whether or not or not it could maintain that streak going. It additionally has to hope that rising wariness in some western countries does not result in giant-scale cellphone bans. After which there’s the smartphone market at massive. The trade seems to have plateaued, and Huawei would possibly endure by merely operating out of potential clients.