Huawei has announced today that the company had shipped more than 240 million smartphones globally in 2019. The company’s 5G smartphones alone accounted for 6.9 million of the total figure.
Huawei’s global smartphone shipments had grew by approximately 34 million in comparison to the 206 million smartphones shipped in 2018.
Part of the staggering growth in smartphone shipments last year was attributed to the phenomenal sales of the company’s “P” and “Mate” series smartphones.
According to Huawei, shipments of “P” and “Mate” series smartphones had seen an impressive 50% year-on-year growth.
Due to the ongoing US trade ban, Huawei’s smartphone sales in the global market has plummeted in recent months.
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However, their overall smartphone sales continue to expand due to it’s strong domestic demand spurred by “patriotic buying”.
The lack of licensed Google services is one of the contributing factors which resulted in their murky smartphone sales in the global market.
Previously, Huawei’s founder Ren Zhangfei had revealed that he remains confident that the firm can still become No. 1 smartphone brand even without Google.