Huawei has announced that its global smartphone shipments and sale for 2018 exceeded 200 million units. The new and remarkable record is attributed to the enthusiastic support of consumers and partners around the world, as well as the strength of the smartphone products, including the Huawei Y9, Huawei P20 and Mate 20 series.
In the past eight years, Huawei's smartphone shipments have increased from 3 million units in 2010 to 200 million units in 2018, reflecting approximately a sixty-six-fold growth. In the global smartphone market, Huawei is ranked among the top 3 players in the world. And in the second and third quarters of 2018, Huawei became the world's second largest smartphone manufacturer, with a global market share of 14.6%, The company has also led a number of the industry's most popular, innovative, and competitive technological fields, such as photography, battery life, communication, and artificial intelligence, AI.
Huawei's commitment to cutting-edge technology, functionality and unparalleled user-experience reflects in the features of all its smartphones and devices. The Huawei P20 series is raising the bar for what smart mobile photography can do, proving that even thin and stylish mobile phones can provide a professional-level photography experience. In just few months of its release, it has won more than 16 million users, especially females, thanks to its deliberate cosmetic design. The Huawei Mate 20 series is equipped with the most powerful and sophisticated chip in Huawei history, the Kirin 980. Mate 20 series is smarter and it offers improved and amazing energy efficiency. Within two months of its release it sold over 5 million units.
Huawei's nova series, now regarded as the popular selfie phone of 2018. The nova 4 with its strong aesthetic appeal and innovative elements such as its full-screen, hole-punch-style display has sold a total of over 65 million units, making it the leader of Huawei's line of affordable and highly functional devices. The Honor digital flagship series has continuously led the development of the mobile phone industry through its revolutionary processing techniques and unique design aesthetics. As China's number one internet-based smartphone, the Honor 10 is boldly innovative and beautiful in both its appearance and interactive design. With "Beauty in AI", the Honor 10 has built itself around the creation of fashionable products that feature innovative technologies.
Huawei has also launched its 5G multi-mode chipset. The chipset enables smartphones and devices used at home, in the office, and on the go, access wireless connections in the fastest way possible. As a 5G pioneer and with more than 5,700 engineers, Huawei began research and development in 5G ten years ago, and is currently the industry's only vendor that can provide end-to-end 5G systems. The Huawei 5G chipset supports a broad range of products in addition to smartphones, including home broadband devices, vehicle-mounted devices, and 5G modules.
Huawei smartphones are being used by more than 500 million consumers in more than 170 countries around the world. According to a report by IPSOS, one of the industry's leading third-party research institutions, the Huawei brand is progressive, innovative and very trustworthy in the eyes of its global consumer base.
Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG, stated that: "Looking to the future, Huawei's consumer business will focus on the core concept of 'consumer-centric', and will dare to keep innovating, and make every effort to become a pioneer and leader in the next wave of the smartphone revolution, as well as constantly create new value for consumers, let our consumers better enjoy their lives, and truly make Huawei a brand that is beloved by consumers the world over."