Huawei is one of the biggest smartphone OEMs in the world, and logically one of the biggest ones in China. This Chinese smartphone manufacturer has recently released a number of devices, including three Huawei P8 devices, a mid-range Honor 4C smartphone and two mid-range tablets. Huawei has big plans for this year, they’ve stepped up their game last year when they released a number of great looking devices which were quite powerful. The company’s Ascend Mate 7 phablet was one of the better looking devices last year and Huawei continued to push great looking devices with their recently announced P8, P8Max and P8 Lite devices.
Anyhow, this China-based smartphone OEM actually plans to sell at least 50 million smartphones in China this year according to the company’s Head of Consumer Business, Zhu Ping. Mr. Ping was interviewed recently and he said that they do expect high sales number, but they’re more focused on quality and user experience than anything else. Huawei expects high sales numbers for their recently announced Honor 4C mid-ranger and their P8 flagship. This company actually managed to increase their smartphone shipments during 2014, for over 18%, which was a huge success for the company. Their last year’s flagship, the Huawei P7, sold in over 4 million units, while the Mate 7 phablet was shipped in over 2 million units. The company plans to build upon that success and achieve even better results by the end of 2015.
It seems like Huawei has been doing really well thus far this year, and the 50 million mark seems achievable. The company is still expected to announce a number of devices by the end of this year, the Mate 8 will probably launch in the third or fourth quarter of the year, and we’ll certainly see more members of the Huawei Honor family as well. Huawei has also announced a rather sleek looking smartwatch during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, so that will probably help them reach their goal as well. Huawei is still not on Xiaomi’s level as far as smartphone sales go, but they’re constantly growing and it will be interesting to see where will they stand at the end of this year.