Huawei sold six million P20 and P20 Plus units in less than three months since debuting its latest Android flagships, the Chinese tech giant said Wednesday. While speaking at the latest iteration of the Consumer Electronics Show Asia, the company’s smartphone chief Kevin Ho said the new high-end lineup outperformed last year’s P10 series by 81-percent on a global level. That figure would have likely been much larger if Huawei was allowed to consummate its agreed retail partnership with AT&T in the United States which the wireless carrier reportedly dropped at the last minute this January following significant pressure from stateside lawmakers and intelligence agencies.
Mr. Ho hasn’t referenced the firm’s latest U.S. episode while speaking at the Asian trade show earlier today and has instead resolved to praise the P20 line’s promising launch performance in other parts of the world, asserting that the success is meant to be seen as a testament to Huawei’s knowledge of its target audience and markets, as well as its continuous efforts in the research and development segment. While the P20 debuted a number of artificial intelligence innovations in the handset segment, the P20 Plus built on that technology with its unprecedented triple-camera setup that’s presently widely considered as the best mobile imaging system ever created, featuring an unprecedented level of performance and versatility. Mr. Ho also hinted at the upcoming release of the Mate 20 series of high-end Android phablets, having said consumers will “see more from us before the year closes out.”
The P20 Plus’s triple-camera setup may be just the beginning of the next wave of mobile photography innovations; in a recent interview with AndroidHeadlines, established French imaging firm DxOMark predicted more original equipment manufacturers will start embracing three-lens systems, adding that quadruple-camera setups and solutions with even more sensors aren’t far away either. Huawei hasn’t provided a geographical breakdown of its newly disclosed P20 sales figure, though a significant portion of it is likely attributable to Europe where the company has been committing additional marketing resources following its latest failure to penetrate the U.S. market.