Huawei said it shipped more than 60 million smartphones in the first half of 2016, a year-on-year increase of 25 per cent, meaning the Chinese vendor is significantly outperforming the slowing global market.
“We saw particularly fast growth in traditionally high-end smartphone markets such as Europe and emerging markets including North Africa, Central Asia & Latin America,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.
Smartphone shipments of 60.56 million were accompanied by a 41 per cent year-on-year growth in sales revenue to CNY77.4 billion ($11.6 billion).
“We have continued to maintain healthy growth within the highly competitive smartphone market, which is testament to Huawei’s long-term commitment to innovation, anticipation of consumer trend and dual strategy of focusing on both domestic and international markets,” Yu said.
Huawei said that growth in overseas markets is 1.6 times faster than in mainland China.
MateBook, Huawei’s first “2-in-1”, has been made available in “many countries worldwide”, including the US.