Huawei boasts 30.6 million smartphone shipments for Q2, overtakes Microsoft as third largest manufacturer


The Huawei Nexus is an exciting arrival this fall, but Huawei may already be a household name – globally, that is.

The latest figures from Strategy Analytics show that Huawei shipped 30.6 million smartphones in Q2 2015, surpassing Microsoft (who shipped 27.8 million in Q2) to become the third largest manufacturer in the world. Huawei’s shipment number was up 10 million from Q2 2014, where it sold 20.6 million smartphones. The Q2 2015 figures show Huawei’s shipments increase 49% for the quarter. Microsoft, once the third largest global manufacturer, saw its shipments dwindle by nearly 50%, from 50.3 million in Q2 2014 to 27.8 million in Q2 2015.

Samsung remains at the top, having shipped 89 million smartphones for Q2. Although Samsung saw its shipments decline by 7% from the same quarter last year, the Korean manufacturer cemented its position at the top, selling 41.5 million more smartphones in the quarter than its staunchest rival, Apple. Apple’s shipments increased 35% in the quarter, but Samsung’s sales are still far ahead. Apple is still significantly far ahead of Huawei, but there’s a smaller distance between Huawei and Apple than between Apple and Samsung – meaning that Q3 and Q4 figures could hold a surprising shake-up.

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11 Comments

  1. Atomicrus
    July 30, 2015

    Oneplus will deff kill them with 1.5 million phone sales)

    • Airyl
      July 31, 2015

      No chance. OnePlus isn’t even on the same scale as Huawei.

      • AdM
        July 31, 2015

        I think he was being ironic…

  2. Simon
    July 30, 2015

    Waiting for the Huawei Mate 8 and the Huawei Nexus 6 (2nd Generation) should both be excellent devices.

  3. Freeje
    July 30, 2015

    Most of it sold in China.

    • Joe mont
      July 30, 2015

      It must be, I feel like the name means nothing in western countries.

      • Stavros G
        July 30, 2015

        In Greece, Huawei has a big name for years now. From Ideos X5 years ago

        • AdM
          July 31, 2015

          It was my first phone 🙂

    • MesTaRas
      July 30, 2015

      In portugal is well known even before they start doing smartphones

  4. zaikatanox
    July 30, 2015

    I’m actually very excited about the possibility of Huawei Nexus 6. Have been using Nexus 4 for two years and I’m ready for a new smartphone. The timing could not have been any better 🙂

  5. Kingu Prima
    July 30, 2015

    Hi, do you know if the upcoming mate 8 will run under kirin 950 as rumored? Thanks ??