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Huawei sold nine million P9s

by on16 November 2016

Moving slowly toward the big table

Huawei managed to sell nine million of its P9 flagship phones. Since the company is currently the number three player in the total mobile market, this is not a bad result, but it definitely shows some space for improvement. 

Huawei announced the number at a press event and it took it slightly more than half of the year to reach this number. This is definitely impressive but at the same time, could be dramatically improved due to the fact that Apple sold 100s of millions of its high end phones in the same period of time.

Huawei thinks that the European push happened too to a significant marketing push powered with an A celebrity list including a famous football players, the thing that US chaps call soccer. Robert Lewandowski and a cooperation with Leica have definitely contributed to its success.   

Back in September, the company claimed that it sold six million units which was already quite a good number as Huawei was mostly considered in the mainstream part of the market. Have no doubts, P9 is a quite high end device powered with IPS-NEO Full HD LCD, Kirin 955 SoC, 3GB RAM with 32GB storage, or 4GB RAM and 64GB.

It fought well with Snapdragon 820 devices with its four times 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 and quadruple 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 but, of course, like with every phone left some space for improvements. Just a few days ago, Huawei launched a Huawei Mate 9, a 5.9 inch phablet with world’s first Cortex A73 core and quite improved graphics, a better Leica camera, and a new Cat 12 modem, which may give the company some boost in fall, pre holidays and the holiday  shopping season. 

Huawei Mate 9 phablet may well see some unprecedented sales due to the Samsung Note 7 fiery recall. All of a sudden there is a huge gap in the place where Samsung sold millions of its very expensive Note phones. Huawei, Google Pixel XL, Xiaomi and Apple with iPhone 7 Plus and many others might hugely benefit from that.

Huawei took a lot of market share all over Europe moving in with quality entry level and mainstream phones, but the fact that it is catching up with the high end phone sales does mean that the company might be on a fast track to gain even more sales and higher popularity.

Huawei announced in September that it had achieved six million P9 sales, shifting an additional 3 million units – or another 50 percent of what it had old up to that point – in the last two months alone.

At IFA 2016 in September, Huawei announced the P9 in two new colors, metallic red and metallic blue, which may have made a significant contribution those additional three million sales

Last modified on 17 November 2016
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