Friday , March 23 2018

Huawei has sold more than 9 million Huawei P9’s – more than 1 million a month since launch

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Huawei has announced a bit of a milestone with its 2016 flagship phone now having sold more than 9 million units; that’s more than a million units per month since the launch earlier this year. Huawei’s P9 has evidently sold rather well in the markets that it was launched in, even though it didn’t launch in the larger US market.

Frankly, this news comes as little surprise to us; when I went hands on with Huawei’s P9 earlier this year, and in our review, we found it was an incredibly capable phone and one that is easy to recommend to smartphone consumers looking for a powerful and yet affordable handset. The dual-camera system was (and remains) capable of producing incredibly detailed, dramatic photos, and the design is quite something else in a year where we’ve seen pretty bland mobile design.

Being almost eight months old now, though, Huawei’s P9 will face some stiff competition from newer handsets, including its stablemate the Huawei Mate 9, but as an affordable handset — you can find it for $699 from JB HiFi for example — it’s hard not to recommend it as the best phone under $800.

As mobiles go, the Huawei P9 could well have been one of the best (if not the best) phone launched this year, and the great sales are entirely appropriate.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

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. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

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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3 Comments on "Huawei has sold more than 9 million Huawei P9’s – more than 1 million a month since launch"

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Premium phone with a budget price.

Iain Simmons
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I don’t know if I’d go as far as calling $700 a budget price, but yes, pretty good value.

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Well, it’s almost as half price as top tier mobile phones such as Pixel, iPhone and Galaxy phones.

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