Huawei ships 34.55 million Smartphones in first quarter of 2017

Huawei mobile phone shipment

Huawei Consumer Business Group has announced that in Q1 2017, it shipped 34.55 million Smartphones, this amounts to a year-on-year increase of 21.6%.

According to IDC, the company’s global smartphone market share further increased to 9.8%, consolidating its position in the top three smartphone vendors in the world.

In Q1 2017, the company achieved breakthrough growth in many countries. Its smartphone shipments increased by over 50% year-on-year in 52 countries, 32 of which saw growth of over 100%.

In China and Europe, the smartphone shipments maintained the robust growth of 20% and 15% respectively. Meanwhile, in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, smartphone shipments increased by over 70%.

In addition, significant growth was achieved in the high-end smartphone sector, boosted by the global sales of the P9 series and Mate 9. In Q1, the proportion of middle and high range (2000 RMB or above $300) smartphone increased 11% in the same period last year.

According to GfK, for the global high-end market of 500 USD and above, the company held 9.7% market share in February 2017, reaching 10% in 9 countries, including China, Spain, Italy, Thailand, Malaysia, South Africa, Poland and other key markets.

The mobile phone brand is also confounding the sluggish sales of the overall tablet market. The company’s tablet business has grown significantly in both the enterprise and consumer spaces with shipments rising over 70% year-on-year.

“Thanks to the growing global recognition of Huawei products and the Huawei brand, Huawei Consumer Business Group’s influence has further increased as a high-end brand in Q1 2017,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.

“Moving forward, Huawei Consumer Business Group will be focused on improving customer service, and building up its presence within sales channels, retail, branding, marketing, services and other sectors, to proactively streamline operations enhance the overall customer experience. Meanwhile, Huawei Consumer Business Group will continue to develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) products and innovations.”

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