Huawei says it is on target to ship 200 million smartphone units in 2018 thanks to rapid growth in the past three quarters.
The combined global shipments of Huawei’s two smartphone brands, Huawei and Honor, are expected to reach 200 million by December 25, the president of Huawei’s smartphone division He Gang said on Monday.
The company will release a special edition handset on the same day to mark the 200 million milestones, according to Huawei’s official Sina Weibo account.
In Q3 2018, Huawei’s global mobile phone shipments surged 32.9 percent from the same period last year, ranking second globally with shipments of 52 million units, according to IDC.
Samsung and Apple rank first and third with shipments of 72.2 million and 46.9 million respectively. Apple’s quarterly number was down 13.4 percent year on year while Samsung managed a tepid 0.5 percent year on year expansion during the three-month period.
Huawei’s shipments of 200 million for 2018 represent at least 30 percent year on year growth, as the Shenzhen-based company shipped 153.1 million units last year, IDC said in a report earlier.
It also corresponds with an estimation from the company in July when it broke the 100 million benchmark – the fastest pace of shipments Huawei has seen in years – when it had forecast the 200 million target for the full year.
Huawei, which surpassed Apple in both the second and third quarter this year to become the world’s second-largest smartphone vendor behind South Korea’s Samsung Electronics, has seen explosive growth in its smartphone division which is now approaching the revenue contribution seen from its core telecoms equipment business, according to its 2017 annual report released in March.
U.S. 911 service will struggle without Huawei: Report
The U.S. banned Huawei in the name of security threats but the company has always denied it as no evidence has been found in the process. However, no one cannot deny the reach and accessibility of Huawei network equipment as it helped the company to become and remain the largest network equipment maker for years and it Huawei could also affect essential services such as 911 in the U.S.
Following the U.S. ban, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced to remove all of the Huawei and ZTE made network equipment from their home-based network carriers as well as other carrier services in all sectors.
Later on, FCC announced a fund that will help carriers to remove and replace network equipment made by Huawei and ZTE as well as other blacklisted network gear makers. However, the fund wasn’t found to be sufficient and FCC then had to revise its plan and increased the overall supporting fund.
As recently, an interesting input coming from Bloomberg suggests that network carriers are still struggling to get over the Huawei network gear replacement. The main reason behind this havoc is related to the overall fund that is approved for the removal procedure.
Data suggest that over 100 telecom providers across the country connect calls for hundreds of thousands of people with network equipment made by Huawei and ZTE. This is quite a big challenge for FCC to cover and address in the latest scenarios.
Carriers are worried about the reinstallation of new equipment without adequate funding, which could cause issues in essential services such as 911 or halt it together in key U.S. areas after replacing equipment from Huawei.
The report mentions that firms including United Wireless Communications, which services 17 countries in Southwest Kansas, is choosing the services that it needs to chop if they don’t get sufficient funds to replace the network equipment.
If United Wireless doesn’t get enough of the $173.5 million it’s seeking from the FCC, cellphone connectivity at the lake, including 911 service, will be cut. If the subsidy is reduced too much, the company might have to shut down.
While in availability, Huawei has brought in cheap yet effective network services for network service providers, which are available around the globe but U.S. carriers are now realizing that it won’t be easy to leave Huawei’s hands so easily.
What is 911?
911 lines are designated for emergency calls, such as reporting a crime in progress, reporting a fire, or requesting an ambulance.
Huawei Flagship Product Malaysia Premier Launch 2022 is set for May 19
Hey Huawei consumers! Huawei is going to host the biggest flagship product premier launch 2022 conference in Malaysia on May 19 at 5 PM. At this launch event, Huawei will unveil a series of new products from the lightest foldable phone to fitness devices.
However, Huawei recently confirmed the global flagship product launch event will be held on May 18. It seems that the company is now planning to expand the availability of newly released devices in the Chinese market to the global market.
Last month, Huawei debuted various new products including the Mate Xs 2 foldable phone, Watch GT 3 Pro, Band 7, and much more. So Huawei Malaysia consumers, are you excited about the upcoming product launch event? Great! below you can check the list of devices launching on May 19.
- Huawei Mate Xs 2
- Huawei P50
- Huawei Nova Y70
- Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro
- Huawei Watch Fit 2
- Huawei Watch Kids 4 Pro
- Huawei FreeBuds SE
- Huawei Sound Joy
Wow! a bunch of product are on the way and will reach soon to Huawei Malaysia fans. So guys, save the date May 12 and stay tuned for the Huawei Flagship Product Malaysia Premier Launch 2022.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro:
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro comes in two variants 46mm and 43mm. Among them, the 46mm version sports a 1.43-inch AMOLED display while the Watch GT 3 Pro 43mm features a 1.32-inch display.
Speaking about the software, the Watch GT 3 Pro is packed with the HarmonyOS system and supports a smart flashcard function and Huawei Wallet. Further, the health features include the ECG function, which has obtained a second class medical device registration certificate from Drug Administrations.
In terms of health monitoring, it offers heart rate monitoring, continuous blood oxygen monitoring, plateau blood oxygen monitoring, body temperature detection, scientific sleep monitoring, stress monitoring, and more.
Prepare to witness a series of new products, including the lightest foldable smartphone and brand new health & fitness devices.
Stay tuned for the HUAWEI Flagship Product Premier Launch 2022 in Malaysia on 19 May, 5PM.
— Huawei Mobile MY (@HuaweiMobileMY) May 13, 2022
Breaking: Huawei is hosting new global launch conference on May 18
Wow! Huawei is all set to host the new flagship product launch conference 2022 in the global market on May 18, 2022, at 14:00 CET. At the upcoming global event, the company will bring new smart products including the foldable flagship phone, fitness devices, and more.
So, global Huawei fans, are you excited about the forthcoming product launch event? Great! we are also eager to watch the live unveiling to brand new devices in the overseas market.
In this segment, Huawei has officially confirmed the global launch of the latest foldable smartphone, Huawei Mate Xs 2. Alongside this, the company will also debut Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro smartwatch, which can be your new health & fitness partner.
For your information, these devices have already marked their presence in a Chinese maker on April 28, 2022. Now, they are making their way toward the global market. At the moment, Huawei has confirmed only two products for May 18 global product launch conference.
May 18th. 14:00 CET. Save the date.
— Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) May 10, 2022
Huawei Mate Xs 2:
In summary, Huawei Mate Xs 2 foldable phone comes with an outward display with a 6.5-inch display when folded and becomes 7.80-inch after unfolding with a resolution of 2480 x 2200 pixels. It is powered by a Snapdragon 888 4G processor, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage as well a 4600+maAh battery. On the rear side, this foldable phone has a 50 MP triple rear camera system while the front has a 10.7MP ultra-wide selfie camera.
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro:
Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro comes with a 1.32-inch AMOLED display, round shape-dial design, and is equipped with a HarmonyOS system, and ECG function to monitor your heart’s health. Further, it packs a long-lasting battery, IP68, and 5ATM water resistance.
In terms of sensors, it includes Accelerometer, gyro sensor, geomagnetic, optical heart rate, air pressure, and temperature sensor. Also, it supports a smart flashcard function and Huawei Wallet. So, that the users can add bank cards, transportation cards, and more to the e-wallet.