Huawei will ship 230 million smartphones by the end of the year, it seems. This information comes from the CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business, Richard Yu, according to the report.
Sina Technology announced this information, and it states that Mr. Yu made this statement during an "internal meeting". That means that Huawei will reach that goal in the next two weeks, give or take.
Huawei managed to ship 200 million smartphones by October
This could be doable, as back in October, Huawei announced that it shipped out 200 million handsets. The company managed to reach that goal 64 days earlier than it did in 2018, which is impressive.
Huawei managed to ship 200 million smartphones at that point despite the US ban. Those numbers would almost certainly be considerably higher if not for that ban.
All in all, it seems like Huawei's year will be marked as a success, despite the struggles caused by the US ban. The fact that Huawei cannot use Google's services at the moment is an issue, and it caused a problem for Huawei to properly launch the Mate 30 series.
The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro would almost certainly boost the company's sales even further. Huawei was planning on becoming the world's number one smartphone manufacturer in the near future, maybe even before the end of 2019.
It is clear now that the company will not reach that goal, but it will come extremely close. Strategy Analytics reported that Huawei will close in on Samsung.
Samsung is estimated to ship out 251 million handsets by the end of the year
Samsung is estimated to ship 251 million handsets by the end of 2019. If Huawei manages to ship out 230, as reported, it will come extremely close to Samsung.
For those of you who are wondering, Huawei managed to ship out 200 million handsets last year. So, 2019 will definitely be marked as a success, as the company increased its sales by 30 million units.
The US ban is still in effect, and if things do not change soon, Huawei will have issues in 2020. The company is working on replacing GMS with HMS, but that is not as easy as it sounds.
Huawei needs to get developers to enable Android apps for HMS, and even though it managed to do so with quite a few apps, its App Gallery is not even close to the Play Store.
On top of that, Huawei cannot pre-install any of Google's applications on its phones, as those are a part of Google's services as well. So, as you can see, the company is having some issues at the moment. An agreement between the US and China is close (regarding the trade deal), allegedly, so things could change in the near future.