Huawei’s smartphone shipments jump 26%, Xiaomi’s up 20% in Q3

Huawei’s Q3 smartphone shipments jump 26%, Xiaomi’s up 20%

23 OCT 2014

Huawei’s smartphone shipments in Q3 increased 26 per cent to 16.8 million units from the same period last year, with output of higher margin models doubling.

The company said about a quarter of total shipments during the last quarter were mid-range to high-end models.

A Huawei representative told Mobile World Live that although sales in China still outnumber those exported, the ratio is narrowing and now is close to 50:50. The Huawei spokesperson said it expects “significant growth” in Q4, with the P7 and Mate 7 models driving growth.

Meanwhile rival Xiaomi reportedly shipped 20 per cent more smartphones in the quarter, according to a Weibo post by the company’s CEO Lei Jun.

Analyst firms gave Huawei somewhere between a 6-7 per cent share of global shipments in Q2 while Xiaomi had a 5.1 per cent share. According to Strategy Analytics, Huawei shipped 20.1 million units in Q2 compared to Xiaomi’s 15.1 million.

In Q2 Xiaomi became the top smartphone brand in China with a 14 per cent domestic share.


Joseph Waring

Joseph Waring joins Mobile World Live as the Asia editor for its new Asia channel. Before joining the GSMA, Joseph was group editor for Telecom Asia for more than ten years. In addition to writing features, news and blogs, he...

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