Huawei's Vice President has just announced that the company has managed to sell 140 million smartphones in 2016 (thus far), and by doing that, they've not only hit their goal for this year, but have set a new record. A couple of months ago, we've reported that the company had managed to sell 100 million smartphones, and back then it seemed quite possible that Huawei might hit the magic 140 million mark, well, that has just happened.
The company's Senior Vice President actually announced this in a recent interview. Just a reminder, the company had managed to sell 108 million smartphones by the end of last year, so this is quite a feat by the company, as they have sold over 30 million more smartphones this year, and there are still a couple of days left for them to sell their devices. Huawei is currently the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, only Samsung and Apple are still selling more devices than Huawei, but the company is planning to trump Apple in the coming years it seems (by 2018). Huawei had managed to sell over 10 million Huawei P9 devices thus far, and the company is expecting to sell at least 12 million Huawei P9 units by the time Huawei P10 comes to play. The Huawei Mate 8 was sold to 7 million customers thus far, and those are the only numbers we have at the moment.
As a reminder, the company had recently introduced three high-end devices, the Huawei Mate 9, Huawei Mate 9 Pro and the Porsche Design Mate 9. The company's Kirin 970 flagship SoC is expected to become official in the first quarter of next year, and the company's fans are eagerly awaiting for the Huawei P10 to launch, and that will probably happen in April. The Huawei P10 will be a direct successor to the Huawei P9 which was introduced back in April this year, and consumers already have high expectations for that smartphone which will play a huge role in Huawei's sales for 2017. That is more or less it, Huawei will officially announce how many smartphones they sold this year soon, along with various additional details, so stay tuned for that.