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Huawei’s P9 hasn’t yet launched in Australia (though it soon will), but already it is eclipsing the success of last year’s Huawei P8, with more than 2.6 million units shipped worldwide. Most of those sales have taken place in China, France, Finland and Britain — Huawei is an increasingly growing force in consumer electronics in Europe.

The success of the Huawei P9 follows success all around for the consumer business group, with 28.3m global handset shipments in the year ending Q1 2016, a 64% increase over the previous 12 month period.

The P9 has been a big part of this, with 5 million pre-orders in China alone following the global announcement in London earlier this year.

Huawei’s Consumer CEO, Richard Yu (pictured above) had this to say on the sales success of the P9:

Huawei is focused on creating premium devices that exhibit our dedication to flawless design and technological innovation.

These high end devices are attracting more fans than ever before, who want to use the latest and most innovative smartphone technology. When consumers around the world are lining up to be the first to buy Huawei’s flagship smartphones, as they have for the P9 and P9 Plus, it’s clear the appeal of our devices is universal.

We’re looking forward to a local launch of the Huawei P9 sometime in the next month or so, following the regional launch early last month. From our early impressions, the Huawei P9 looks pretty good, and our review will be published soon so you can check it out then.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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The Chinese are coming!

Chinese Vendors Huwaei, Oppo and Vivo hold 3 of the top 5 spots in world wide smartphone shipments in Q1 2016.

Oppo has revealed it has sold 7.1 million Oppo R9’s since launch. Chinese vendors are on the up, where as Samsung and Apple which are 1 and 2 are flat…


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Major Sceptic

Really , samsung sales flat? I read in an article yesterday , samsung sales are on track to sell 25 million S7’s alone this year, if this is a bad year I’m thinking it’s not too bad.


That’s correct. They’re still number 1 in Q1 2016 and selling a lot of devices but their sales are flat when compared to Huwaei, Oppo and Vivo. Looking at recent numbers this trend will continue…

1Q16 Shipment Volumes 81.9M
1Q15 Shipment Volumes 82.4M
Year-Over-Year Change -0.6%

In a quick comparison in the same period,
Apple is down -16.3% @ 51.2M
Huawei is up +58.4% @ 27.5M
OPPO is up +153.2% @ 18.5M
Vivo is up +123.8% @ 14.3M

Worldwide smartphones shipments are flat at +0.2%. These numbers show that Chinese vendors have outperformed the market and have outdone the top 2, Samsung and Apple.



I’ve never had a Huawei, anyone here can give their thoughts about them? (Other than the nexus ones)


Huawei’s gear is usually pretty good. We’ve got the Mate 8 and P9 on the review bench at the moment and early impressions of both are positive. Huawei’s software has always been a bit hit and miss; EMUI isn’t great, but it has improved from how it used to be.

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