Huawei’s CEO Confirms The Company Shipped 153 Million Smartphones
Huawei’s Rotating CEO Hu Houkun (Ken Hu) has revealed in his New Year’s message that the annual revenue of the company for 2017 would be around ￥600 billion which is a staggering 15 percent year over year increment compared to previous year. He also revealed that the company has shipped 153 million units this year.
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These figures show how the company has become third largest smartphone manufacturer in the world and is striving towards its goal to be number one by the year 2021. According to Hu, these sales figures show that the company has surpassed 10% of the global sales of the smartphones.
Hu Houken also revealed that the current success of the company is mainly due to the company heading for innovative ideas and always striving to adapt to an uncertain situation while taking risks into account. This can seen in the recent products revealed by Huawei. The company was the first in the world to reveal an SOC with AI built in and release a smartphone with one as well.
According to IDC, the company had a market share of 22.3 percent in the third quarter of this year. The company is facing stark competition from local brands like OPPO which had accounted for a market share of 21.6 percent in the same quarter.
The CEO also expressed that the company will aim its expansion in the Western market in 2018. Currently, the company is expected to showcase its flagship Mate 10 smartphone in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 and then make them available through AT&T and Verizon in the US.