Yesterday, Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, officially released the Mate 30 series in Shanghai. At the press conference, Yu Chengdong, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business, said that without the US sanctions, Huawei’s mobile phone shipments will exceed 300 million units this year. Yu Chengdong also said that he is confident that the Huawei Mate 30 series shipment will hit 20 million units. The previous generation Mate 20 series has currently shipped 16 million while the P30 series has 17 million units.
Yu Chengdong believes that if there was no trade war this year, the P30 series may have exceeded 20 million units. However, despite the trade war, Huawei’s shipment continues to grow and it ranks second globally. According to some analysts, Huawei Mate 30 series will do well in China. This is because this series better suits the Chinese market relative to other devices.
Yu Chengdong confirmed that the Chinese version of the Huawei Mate 30 series comes with a couple of improvements which suits the Chinese market. Huawei’s business for the first few months of the year has been great. No doubt, it could have been better if there was no ban from the US. This year, Huawei’s smartphone shipments increased by 26%. Its notebook business also saw a 249% increase while the smart audio and smart wear shipments increased by 256% and 278% respectively.