Huawei is one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in terms of market share. The company has a huge market share in its home country of china and most other international markets. The company’s market presence can only be rivalled by manufacturers such as Samsung, Apple and Xiaomi.
Last year, the company sold over 108 million devices globally. This is not a small figure and it expects even better figures this year. The company expects to sell over 120 million units by the end of the year which is an increase of 12 million from 2015 figures.
Initially, the company had hoped to sell 140 million units by the end of 2016 but latest reports say that this has been reduced to 120 million. This comes one week after the company reported that it has sold over 2.6 million P9 units so far. The Huawei P9 is the current flagship from the company that went on sale a few weeks ago and selling 2.6 million units within this short period of time is impressive.
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As to why the company lowered its expectations from 140 to 120 million, it is being reported that the company is expecting the high price tags on its high-end smartphones to slow down sales. The Huawei P9 may not be so expensive when compared to other high end devices so my guess right now is that the Huawei Mate devices are the ones referred here.
Huawei should probably invest more and push the P9 as it is the reasonably priced device that am sure will sell quite well in most markets. Here in Kenya you can get it for Ksh 55,000 which is affordable considering it is a flagship device.
We recently got the Huawei P9 and did an unboxing so you should expect the review very soon.
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