Huawei has introduced two new high-end devices recently, the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus. These are the companies new flagship offerings, both of which sport Leica’s imaging technology implemented in two rear-facing cameras. Huawei also plans to release the Huawei P9 Lite handset soon according to some leaked info, and the company has introduced their first VR Headset recently as well. We already have tons of coverage on the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus on the site, and even the first Huawei P9 teardown surfaced recently.
That being said, the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus aren’t exactly Huawei’s cheapest devices ou there, but their pricing is more than acceptable compared to the competition. The two devices are priced at the equivalent of $460 and $615 in China (starting price), and it seems like Huawei expects these two smartphones in particular to sell really well this year. Huawei’s CEO, Yu Chengdong, is expecting the company to sell at least 10 million P9 and P9 Plus devices as he requested that the company’s production line must be capable of producing at least that many units, though it seems like his expectations are significantly higher. In addition to this, Huawei has no plans on releasing any more devices equipped with Leica’s imaging tech, at least not in the first half of this year, though you can expect the Mate 9 to be equipped with such technology as well, and as you know, that phablet will arrive in the second half of 2016.
The company’s CEO also said, at Huawei P9’s press conference, that the company’s global sales rose by 61% overall, while the smartphone department in particular rose by 63%. It is also worth mentioning that the company managed to sell 4 million Mate 8 handsets in 4 months since this phablet was released, which can be considered a success as well considering Mate 8 is not exactly the cheapest device around, and its availability is quite limited still. That’s it for now, it will certainly going to be interesting to see how many units will Huawei sell before the end of this year, and will they be able to reach their smartphone sales target (140 million).