Huawei crushed Xiaomi and other notable players with 75 million smartphones shipped in 2014, according to the data released by the tech giant from China.
Overall, the firm shipped a whooping 75 million smartphones last year, which is a 45% increase in comparison with 2013. The Chinese mobile phone maker competes against the likes of Xiaomi, Apple, Samsung and other notable players.
"Our strategy of focusing on premium mid- to high- end products has borne fruit, with 2014 resulting in significant achievements in a number of areas including product R&D, brand awareness, channel development and growth in market share which further consolidated our number three position in the global smartphone market. The global influence of our brand has continued to grow, and Huawei has become the first mainland Chinese company to successfully enter Interbrand's Top 100 Global Brands of 2014 list," revealed Mr. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei.
One of the major reasons for Huawei's success lies in selling premium hardware at right price. According to the company, they sold as many as 4 million units of Ascend P7 during the first 6 months of launch. Meanwhile, a close to 2 million units of Ascend Mate 7 got sold last year. Huawei's cheaper handsets under its Honor series also proved hit amongst buyers worldwide.
While China remains a critical market for Huawei, the company now seems to be focusing on India - the world's third largest smartphone market after China and the US. In the coming days to come, we might get to see the arrival of the Ascend Mate 7 in India, apart from the Honor 4X.
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