According to an internal memo obtained by Reuters, Chinese smartphone maker Huawei is celebrating smartphone sales growth of almost a third. Huawei has denied the existence of the internal memo, but Reuters’ report is backed up by Gartner‘s (market share experts) findings.
Reuters reports, “Huawei Technology Co Ltd’s [HWT.UL] smartphone sales rose by almost a third to $11.8 billion in 2014, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters, showing the Chinese telecoms firm’s continued ascent in the global handset wars.
“The division shipped about 75 million smartphones in 2014, according to the year-end memo to employees sent by Richard Yu, the head of Huawei’s consumer business. Although that represented a more than 40 percent year-on-year increase, the figure lagged behind Huawei’s previously stated sales target of 80 million units.”
According to Gartner, Samsung is still the top smartphone manufacturer. The question is, however, for how long can it stay at the top.
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