Huawei has announced, during a press event in China, that it already sold 100 million devices in 2018. The company's CEO, Richard Yu, said so himself, and he also mentioned that the company managed to sell 100 million devices faster than ever, within a year, of course. Back in 2015, it took Huawei almost a full year to sell 100 million handsets, as it achieved that feat on December 22, while in 2016, the company managed to sell 100 million units by October 14. As far as last year is concerned, Huawei managed to reach such numbers sooner than ever before, on September 12, and this year the company totally crushed that record.
It took Huawei barely over half a year to sell 100 million units this year, so the company has plenty of time to crush its all-year sales record. The company's CEO is actually hoping that the company can reach that magic number of 200 million sold units by the end of this year, even though that will be difficult to do. It is possible, however, that Huawei will manage to achieve that feat, as we have a holiday season at the end of the year, and sales are usually quite high at that point. It is also worth noting that the company still has quite a few devices to introduce this year, including its Mate 20 series of smartphones, and as part of it, we'll probably see at least two or three smartphones. The company recently introduced the Huawei Nova 3 smartphone, which will probably boost their sales a bit as well, especially when / if the device arrives to markets outside of China.
Now, Huawei had quite recently announced that it managed to sell over six million P20 and P20 Plus units alone, and it remains to be seen how will Mate 20's sales compare to that. Now, if we compare Huawei's 2018 sales to the company's sales numbers from 7 years ago, the results are quite staggering, as the company's sales grew 51 times.