- The company informed that it took 64 days less for achieving this number in comparison to last year
- Huawei Y9 Prime smartphone was an Amazon bestseller in India
Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) announced that it has shipped 200 million smartphones to date in 2019, 64 days earlier than the same shipment milestone last year. Interestingly, these numbers are despite the recent restrictions that USA had put on the China-based technology giant.
“India is an important and strategic market for Huawei and we continue to receive overwhelming response from our customers across all our product categories. We closely work with our Indian consumers and bring out innovations that are targeted towards bettering their lives. In fact, many of our premium devices are specifically crafted to cater to Indian consumers’ need, wants and aspirations, “said Tornado Pan Country Manager, Consumer Business Group, Huawei India.
The group had recently entered a strategic partnership with Micromax Informatics Ltd. in India. This move, as per Huawei, was aimed towards gaining a stronger foothold in the Indian consumer electronics market.
Tornado Pan, had said “Since our very entry into the Indian market, the brand has been witnessing overwhelming response from all section of consumers. With an aim to be present where our consumers are, we plan to focus on a robust offline distribution network catering to the needs of consumers in urban as well as the rural regions of the country and to make them experience the innovative technology that has won the hearts of customers’ world over.”
Interestingly Micromax has seen a sharp decline in its smartphone sales in India over the last few years. It is also to be noted here that Micromax had a few China-based companies as OEMs in the past.
Huawei had shipped more than 59 million devices during Q1 2019. As a matter of fact, the company went through trade restrictions from the USA Government during recently. Google, the parent company of Android OS, is also headquartered in America.
It is to be noted here that the company operates two smartphone brands in the world. Dubbed Huawei and Honor, these smartphone brands are retailed almost in all of Huawei’s markets. Huawei was among the top five premium smartphone brands in the world in 2018. As opposed to eight per cent share in the premium smartphone segment in 2017, it held 10 per cent share in the same segment in 2018.
“Our latest offerings in the smartphone segment, the Huawei Y9 Prime was an Amazon India bestseller and the Huawei P30 Pro continues to be a popular smartphone in India which has garnered admiration from every quarter, for it cutting edge technology, design and stunning photography capabilities,” added Tornado Pang.