Huawei ships 34.3 million smartphones in the first half of 2014 – an increase of 64%

Callum Tennent
July 30, 2014

Things are looking pretty rosy for the Asian smartphone manufacturers. Earlier this month we had good news out of the Xiaomi camp, as China’s third most popular brand announced record sales and a brand new flagship handset, HTC turned a profit  for the first time in a year, and LG  tripled its profits in Q2 of 2014. The good news keeps coming in, as it turns out that Huawei is doing pretty well for itself too.

Already the third most popular smartphone brand in the whole world, Huawei announced that its shipments  in the first half of 2014 were up 64% on the same period last year. That equates to 64.2 million mobile devices shipped – 34.3 million of them smartphones.

In the second quarter of this year Huawei increased its global market share to 6.9% from 4.3% a year earlier. It’s still a way behind Samsung’s 25% and Apple’s 12%, but for a company with very little following outside of the Asian market Huawei is doing remarkably well.

Huawei said that it’s latest, most high-end device the Ascend P7 sold 2 million units in the first two months following its release. We liked the Ascend P7 when we reviewed it, although we found the price to be a little steep for the specs on offer, but it’s certainly a device which will help Huawei’s expansion into Western markets.


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Callum Tennent

International playboy/tech journalist.

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