According to a new report, Huawei had managed to ship 34.5 million smartphones in the first quarter of this year. Now, we do not know where this info comes from directly, as the source has not been shared by GizChina, but read on if you're interested. It's not exactly a secret that Huawei managed to grow immensely in the last couple of years, and that this China-based company is currently the third-placed smartphone manufacturer out there, trumped only by Samsung and Apple. It is worth noting that Huawei is also the number one smartphone manufacturer in China, after the company managed to regain that position from OPPO.
Now, if you compared Huawei's Q1 2017 results with their Q1 2016 results, you'll be able to nice that the company grew 21.6% Year-on-Year (YoY), and owns 9.8% of the market share globally. That is pretty much all the new info that was shared, but it gives you a clear picture of how well Huawei is doing at the moment. Interestingly enough, both OPPO and Vivo are doing great in China, and it would be interesting to see what would happen if one of those companies, or both of them, opted to widen their reach to some additional markets. Huawei had introduced their Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus flagship smartphones back in February during this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC), and those two phones definitely helped the company to reach such high sales numbers.
Having that in mind, it's worth noting that Huawei managed to ship around 140 million smartphones last year, and by doing that, the company broke some of its records. It will be interesting to see if Huawei will be able to do even better this year, their Q1 results sure seems promising. In any case, this company is still expected to release a ton of devices in 2017, including their Huawei Mate 9 flagship phablet which is scheduled to arrive later this year, so the company will have plenty of firepower to battle the likes of Samsung, Apple, OPPO, Vivo, Xiaomi, and so on. It will also be interesting to see if the company will try to play a more significant role in the Indian smartphone market where Xiaomi grew immensely in the last couple of years. All in all, we'll just have to wait and see what happens.