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.