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Huawei surpasses Apple as second largest smartphone maker  

Retail business has grown and now Huawei operates over 53,000 Huawei stores and 3,500 Huawei Experience Stores globally/FILE

Shenzhen, China, Aug 3 – Huawei become the world’s second largest smartphone manufacturer in Q2 with the global market share of 15.8 per cent, surpassing Apple and behind Samsung, according to IDC.

An output of over 95 million units in Q2 comes as the company reported solid growth for the first half of 2018.

“Our success is owed to our commitment to innovation and, most importantly, our customers. Moving forward, Huawei will remain focused on continually improving our offerings with an emphasis on on-device AI, cloud and the wider Huawei ecosystem,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.

The global shipments of the Huawei P20 Series surpassed 9 million units while the Huawei Mate 10 Series shipped 10 million units globally.

Huawei’s mid-range series, the nova smartphone exceeded 50 million, contributing to growth of the overall mid-range smartphone market.

Total shipments of the nova Series increased by 60 percent year-over-year as Huawei wearables achieved a 147 percent increase year-over-year;

Retail business has grown and now Huawei operates over 53,000 Huawei stores and 3,500 Huawei Experience Stores globally. The company plans to bolster its retail network by adding another 10,000 retail stores and 700 Experience Stores around the world before the end of 2018.

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