Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is looking forward to ship 200 million smartphones globally this year which will be almost the same number as Apple’s annual shipment of 200 to 210 million units.
Huawei’s consumer business group CEO Yu Chengdong stated that the overall shipment of Huawei’s smartphones is likely to surpass 200 million this year. The company shipped 153 million units in 2017.
“We are not pursuing to rank first on the market scale. For us, to be the first in user experience and the ability to innovate are most important,” Yu Chengong said.
Along with this, he also told that the company is stepping up developing folding smartphones, which will be launched in 2019.
“Bigger smartphones are needed as the digitalized development poses a higher requirement of handsets, but meanwhile, they don’t fit pockets. To this end, smartphones that can be folded will be a future trend,” Yu added.
The new series includes the Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 RS Porsche design and Mate 20X in its lineup. According to market reports, the company had a record high share of 15.8 percent of the global smartphone market.