This is a new record for Huawei, driven by the strong sales of the P20, Mate 20 and Honor 10 devices, the company said in a statement for CNET. Huawei’s smartphones are extremely popular in Europe and China, but almost non-existent in the United States, although not without reason.
U.S. carriers pulled out of deals with Huawei one after another as the United States government advised consumers not to purchase the Chinese company’s phones. Even so, Huawei is doing so well in other regions that it managed to leapfrog Apple and become world’s second largest phone vendor after Samsung.
According to Huawei, more than 500 million people in over 170 countries are using its smartphones, an impressive achievement considering that 8 years ago the company shipped just 3 million phones worldwide.