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Huawei will ship approximately 230 million smartphones this year

According to a new report in China, Huawei’s CEO for Consumer Business Group Richard Yu has announced during an internal meeting that the company will ship approximately 230 million smartphones globally this year.

Huawei MWC 2019
Huawei’s MWC 2019, credit: Huawei Press Center

This came shortly after the company announced that they have crossed the 200 million milestone back in October this year. In 2018, the company has managed to ship only 206 million smartphones globally.

Previously, market researcher Strategy Analytics had forecasted Huawei to ship around 251 million smartphones by the end of the year. However, that will very much depend on the festive sale during the last few days of the year.

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Despite the ongoing US trade ban, Huawei’s overall smartphone sale continue to expand on an year-on-year basis due to it’s strong domestic demand spurred by “patriotic buying”. The growing domestic sale helps to cushion the impact of plummeting smartphone sale in the global market.

Although Huawei has managed to source alternative suppliers outside of U.S. for various manufacturing components, but lack of licensed Google services remain a pressing issue for the firm. It is also the main factor that contributed to their murky smartphone sale in the global scene.

However, Huawei’s founder Ren Zhangfei remains confident that the firm can still become No. 1 smartphone brand even without Google.

Source: Sina
Featured Image: Huawei Press Center

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