The Chinese mobile giant, Huawei revealed that the company’s Smartphone shipments this year have exceeded 200 million units, setting a new record. Huawei was bit in havoc in 2018, but it still has at least several reasons to be discussed about.

Series of P20 and Mate 20 performed well, which increased the shipping 16 million and 5 million units. It has placed the company as the world’s second largest Smartphone maker after Samsung. On the other hand, the major sales came from the brand’s mid-range Nova series including the recently launched Nova 4, which sold more than 65 million devices throughout the year.

The records also include retailing from the Honor brand, which positions itself as separate from Huawei but sits under the company’s body. Huawei did not provide exact data, but it shows the “excellent performance” of Honor 10 and Honor View 10 is also the main factor for brand’s success.

However, the company’s performance is not surprising simply because it has a series of problems throughout the year, the flagship only played a part. In 2017, the company only stirred 153 million mobile phones but this year it has set yet an extra milestone.

“In the global smartphone market, Huawei has gone from being dismissed as a statistical ‘other’ to ranking among the Top 3 players in the world,” The company said in its statement.

CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, Richard Yu said, the brand hopes to lead the way and pioneer in the new generation of the smartphone. It will maintain its standard to create values for the consumers and make Huawei a more superior global smartphone brand in future.

“Looking to the future, Huawei’s consumer business will focus on the core concept of ‘consumer-centric’, and will dare to keep innovating, and make every effort to become a pioneer and leader in the next wave of the smartphone revolution,” Richard Yu said.

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In recent months, the company’s sales have not only been sold nationally, but also abroad. Despite US administration crackdown and increasing scrutiny from other national governments users can still avail the devices from almost all of major operating stores. It does illustrate Huawei’s reliance on Western markets.