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Huawei crosses 100 million mark of shipped phones

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Huawei said its smartphone shipments have topped 100 million this year, breaking the record among Chinese players and making it the world's third biggest mobile brand after Samsung and Apple.




The market share of Shenzhen-based Huawei Technologies Company has risen to 9 percent globally and surpassed 15 percent in China, leading for six consecutive months, data from a third-party market consulting agency showed.

"It's a stunning increase," said He Gang, president of Huawei's mobile phone line.

"Beginning in 2010 with a sales figure of no more than 3 million, Huawei took five years to reach 75 million and another year to achieve 100 million."

He said Huawei has gained a firm foothold in the middle and high-end market over the past year, thanks to innovation and marketing. Middle and high-end smartphones costing more than 2,000 yuan ($308) jumped to 33 percent of Huawei's total shipments in the third quarter in China.

Huawei's Mate 7 alone has sold 7 million sets so far, making it one of the most popular smartphone models in China. Sales of the new Mate 8 in the first two weeks were ten times that of Mate 7.


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