Huawei smartphone shipments soar above 100m units in 2015
China's leading telecom equipment producer Huawei Technologies Co announced Tuesday that its smartphone shipments in 2015 have exceeded 100 million units, news portal jiemian.com reported.
The number has surged more than 30 times compared with 2010, when Huawei only shipped around 3 million smartphones, the report said.
Huawei is China's largest smartphone maker in terms of global shipments. Data from industry consultancy IHS Technology showed that it shipped 27.4 million smartphones in the third quarter, followed by Lenovo Group's 18.8 million and Xiaomi Technology Co's 18.5 million.
Globally, Huawei is the third-largest smartphone producer after South Korea's Samsung and US-based Apple Inc, according to consultancy International Data Corp.
But in the Chinese mainland market, Huawei is facing strong rivalry from Xiaomi. In the third quarter, Xiaomi accounted for a share of 16.4 percent in the mainland market, ranking first among all handset makers and the sixth consecutive month that it has topped the list, according to IHS. Huawei ranked second with a market share of 16.2 percent in the third quarter, IHS data showed.
Like other Chinese smartphone makers, Huawei has been trying to upscale its products by rolling out more middle- and high-end smartphones. In the third quarter, smartphones priced above 2,000 yuan ($308.8) account for about 33 percent of Huawei's overall product line, jiemian.com reported Tuesday.
In September, it rolled out its high-end model called Mate S, which is currently sold for more than 4,000 yuan.