Huawei sold 230M phones this year beside U.S. pressure

CEO of the company’s consumer Huawei wing says his division will likely one-up itself with 30 million more phones sold this year than the last. That’s a whopping 230 million units in 2019, compared to 200 million last year.

Huawei sold 230M phones this year beside U.S. pressureHuawei has continued its forward march toward dethroning Samsung and becoming the biggest smartphone maker in the world.

This year 2019 has been a tough year for Huawei. It’s CFO, CEO’s daughter was arrested in Canada while the U.S. government has waged a relentless war against its networking business. It was also placed on the U.S. Entity List, preventing American companies from supplying crucial hardware and software that Huawei depends on for its products.

Thanks to the willingness of its partners to bend the rules, patriotic support in China, and even a little bit of help from the U.S. itself, the Huawei finally started increasing phone shipments again in Q3 despite a largely stagnant H1.

All of that’s despite the lack of Google Services on its newest phones, making them a tough sell anywhere outside China. A preliminary trade deal between the U.S. and China may not necessarily affect Huawei fortunes all that much, but if the company continues its trajectory, it may soon meet its goal of dominating the smartphone market regardless.