Shenzhen, China (December 28, 2016) – Ahead of the keynote address by Richard Yu, CEO of HUAWEI Consumer Business Group (CBG) at CES 2017, CBG today announced that the company has shipped more than 10 million HUAWEI P9 / HUAWEI P9 Plus smartphones globally, making it the company’s first flagship series to top the 10 million mark. This is a milestone for HUAWEI both from a product and brand perspective. Despite a sluggish global smartphone market in 2016, the HUAWEI P9 and HUAWEI P9 Plus devices have achieved impressive results in the premium segment; a major breakthrough that proves HUAWEI’s investment in international markets is paying off.
First revealed in April 2016, the dual-lens HUAWEI P9 / HUAWEI P9 Plus devices were HUAWEI’s first flagship smartphones to be developed in collabouration with legendary German camera brand Leica. This extensive partnership has already set a new benchmark for advanced smartphone camera technology and delivered outstanding photography experiences to consumers.
Since launching, the HUAWEI P9 and HUAWEI P9 Plus have become an instant hit in the global smartphone market. Global shipments of the HUAWEI P9 exceeded 2.6 million within six weeks of their release. Eight months since its release, the HUAWEI P9 has sustained its popularity, winning recognition from both experts and consumers for its camera experience, industrial design and overall performance. In addition to winning major awards including European Consumer Smartphone 2016-17 from EISA and Best Personal Computing Device at CES Asia, the HUAWEI P9 has also received positive reviews from hundreds of key international publications, making it a top choice for consumers looking for the best camera phone.
Thanks to the huge popularity of the HUAWEI P9 and HUAWEI P9 Plus, as well as the strong sales performance of the Mate 8 and Mate 9 devices, HUAWEI is making significant progress in the global high-end smartphone market. In the third quarter of 2016, HUAWEI shipped 33.59 million smartphones, up 23% from the previous year, with mid-to-high-end devices accounting for about 44% of the shipment. HUAWEI’s market share is now above 15% in 30 countries and above 20% in 20 countries; it also made substantial breakthroughs in key markets such as the UK, France and Germany. According to 2016 half year financial results, HUAWEI CBG sales were close to 77.4 billion RMB in the first half of year, up 41% from the same period in 2015; the growth rate in markets outside of China was 1.6 times that of the Greater China region.
Global awareness of the HUAWEI brand has continued to grow along with HUAWEI’s outstanding market performance. In 2016, HUAWEI was ranked No. 72 in Interbrand’s “Top 100” most valuable global brands list, 16 spots up from 2015. HUAWEI was again listed as one of the top 100 most valuable brands by Brand Z, at No.50 this year, up from No.70 in 2015. Additionally, in November, HUAWEI was named “Best Consumer Electronics Brand” in “Best Brands 2016 – the Chinese brand ranking” based on GfK’s consumer survey.
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About HUAWEI Consumer Business Group
HUAWEI’s products and services are available in more than 170 countries, and are used by a third of the world’s population, ranking the third in the world in mobile phone shipments in 2015. With 16 R&D centres having been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and mainland China, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group is one of HUAWEI’s three business units and covers smartphones, personal computers and tablets, wearable gears, mobile broadband devices, home devices and cloud services. Building on its solid foundation and expertise in the telecommunications business for over 20 years and on the strength of its self-owned global network, its globalized operational capabilities and its worldwide network of cooperation partners, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world. “Make it Possible to Build a Better Connected World”, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group is committed to living up to its motto at all times.
To learn more about HUAWEI Consumer Business Group, please visit: http://consumer.huawei.com/en
[Wetzlar, Germany, September 23, 2016] HUAWEI and Leica Camera AG today announced they have expanded their strategic collabouration with the establishment of a jointly operated research and innovation centre, the ‘Max Berek Innovation Lab’. The launch comes seven months after the public announcement of their long-term technology partnership in the field of optical engineering, and five months after the launch of the globally successful, multiple-award winning HUAWEI P9 and P9 Plus smartphones.
[Shenzhen, China, October 6, 2016] – Huawei ranked 72 on the Interbrand’s 2016 Best Global Brands report, moving up 16 spots from its ranking in 2015. This is the second consecutive year Huawei has risen on Interbrand’s list since the company became the first mainland Chinese brand to be recognised as a Best Global Brand in 2014.
The award-winning HUAWEI P9 is now available in Red and Blue, two colours that are set to be staples on the catwalk in 2017
The award-winning Huawei P9 is now available in Red and Blue, two colours that are set to be staples on the catwalk in 2017Berlin, 1st September 2016: Huawei Consumer Business Group has today announced that its award-winning flagship smartphone, the Huawei P9, is now available in two new colours: Red and Blue. Inspired by the dramatic and colourful world of the Pop Art movement, these vibrant colourways also reflect the passion and glamour of the fashion world. The stunning result is a beautifully-designed phone, packed with impressive features, that is a rallying cry for artists and innovators, and is set to be a staple in your favourite fashion ensembles.
Shenzhen, China (August 15, 2016) – HUAWEI Consumer Business Group (BG) is honored to announce that the HUAWEI P9 has been named ‘European Consumer Smartphone 2016 - 17’ by the European Image and Sound Association (EISA). Furthering its commitment to pursuing the best quality and design without compromise, this is the fourth consecutive year that HUAWEI has been recognised in this category.
UK consulting firm Brand Finance on March 14 released its 2016 "Global Top 100 Most Valuable Brands," and Huawei ranked 47th on the list.
[Warsaw, 9 November 2015] Robert Lewandowski, the captain of the Polish National Football Team and one of the top players in the world who plays in Bayern Munich football club, has become the new ambassador of HUAWEI in the Central- Eastern Europe, Baltic and Scandinavia Region.
[Milan, 28 September, 2015] Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) today unveils its first special edition watch, styled by renowned Italian designer Barnaba Fornasetti for guests of the Vogue China tenth anniversary celebrations. This gift represents a collabouration between Huawei, Vogue China and Fornasetti that seamlessly marries art, design and modern technology.
[Berlin, 2 September, 2015] HUAWEI Consumer Business Group (BG) today announced a partnership with the world’s most famous fashion photographer, Mario Testino, to mark the launch of the HUAWEI WATCH. The advertising campaign features American supermodel Karlie Kloss and one of the world’s top male models, Sean O’Pry. This is the first time that HUAWEI has worked with the iconic fashion photographer and supermodels to convey its vision of fashion and technology embracing.
[Shanghai, China, May 27th, 2015] HUAWEI and Volkswagen announced plans to cooperate in the area of car connectivity, unveiling technology that integrates smartphone functions with vehicle-mounted systems and allows drivers to use those functions safely while driving.
[Shenzhen, China, May 27, 2015] HUAWEI today announced that it has been named one of BrandZ’s ‘Top 100 Global Brands’ for 2015, ranking 70 on the list. Marking HUAWEI’s debut on the BrandZ list, the achievement follows HUAWEI’s ranking on Interbrand’s ‘Top 100 Best Global Brands’ list last year.
[Shanghai, China, May 26, 2015] HUAWEI today announced a partnership with Audi Group to jointly explore the future of interconnected car technology at the Consumer Electronics Show Asia (CES Asia) 2015. HUAWEI’s LTE modules provide the new Audi Q7 SUV with the ability to support 2G, 3G and 4G networks, TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE standards. Enabling lightning fast data transfers with download speeds of up to 100Mbps, the partnership provides users with internet-enabled key features for an enhanced driving experience.
[Lisbon, Portugal, 10 February 2015] HUAWEI and Sport Lisboa e Benfica, one of the greatest European football clubs, today signed an Official Technological Partnership for the next two years. HUAWEI will be working with Benfica to enhance the fans’ experience and explore innovation opportunities.
Shanghai, China, January 29, 2015: HUAWEI’s large screen flagship smartphone, Mate7, was presented with the “Smartphone Best New Arrival” award at the Eleventh Hurun Best of the Best Awards ceremony in Shanghai. At the event, which sees awards presented to over 100 luxury brands, from car to watches, and fashion brands to jewelers, jet and yacht, luxury properties, private banking,… HUAWEI Mate7 was recognised for its increasing importance as HUAWEI’s “most rapid-growing, popular, and fast selling smartphone.”
[Shenzhen], 27 January, 2015: HUAWEI Consumer Business Group (BG) today announced its 2014 financial performance. Total sales revenue increased 30% year-on-year to USD 12.2 billion, crossing the 10 billion mark for the first time. Shipment grew by 7.8% to a total of 138 million devices in 2014, including 75 million smartphones, representing a year-on-year increase of 45%.
[Las Vegas, NV - Jan. 6, 2015] Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, and Omlet, a spinoff from Stanford University to create an open social ecosystem, jointly announced their partnership today at CES 2015.
Quotes from Interbrand in top media: Jez Frampton, Interbrand’s Chief Executive, said: “Huawei’s rapid growth and long-term investments in its brand helped it earn a place among the world’s most valuable brands. Despite its low brand awareness in the US, Huawei has gradually expanded its reach around the world.”