Huawei China prepares to surpass Samsung and become the largest phone manufacturer in the world

Huawei raised its forecast for smartphone shipments throughout the year to more than 200 million and said it could become the world's leading device provider in the last quarter of next year.

After overtaking Apple in global smart phone sales, Huawei now aims to improve Samsung to become the number 1 phone provider in the world.

The Chinese phone maker raised its forecast for smartphone shipments throughout the year to more than 200 million and said it could become the leading global device provider in the last quarter of next year.

It occurs only a few days after Huawei overtook Apple as the world's second largest smartphone maker.

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Huawei raised its forecast for smartphone shipments throughout the year to more than 200 million and said it could become the world's leading device provider in the last quarter of next year.

Huawei raised its forecast for smartphone shipments throughout the year to more than 200 million and said it could become the world's leading device provider in the last quarter of next year.

Now, the company expects shipments throughout the year to exceed an initial target of 180 million after sending more than 95 million smartphones in the first half, said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business group.

"I think it's not a problem that we become the global No. 2 next year – in the fourth quarter of next year, we may become number 1," Yu said during a press conference on Friday.

He attributed the growth to strong sales in Europe and China, driven by premium products such as the p20 series, of which he sold more than 9 million units since its launch four months ago.

The Chinese market is key for Huawei, since it has been the target of criticism in the USA. US, Australia and other nations because of concerns that it could facilitate the Chinese government's espionage.

Huawei continues to deny these claims and has tried to reach agreements with US operators such as AT & T.

He was close to reaching an agreement with AT & T earlier this year, but the operator later abandoned the talks at the last minute, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, told a news conference on Friday that the company could move from being the number two smartphone company to becoming the number one device manufacturer.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, told a news conference on Friday that the company could move from being the number two smartphone company to becoming the number one device manufacturer.

Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei's consumer business group, told a news conference on Friday that the company could move from being the number two smartphone company to becoming the number one device manufacturer.

The Chinese market is key for Huawei, since it has been the target of criticism in the USA. UU., Australia and other nations for concerns that it could facilitate the Chinese government's espionage

The Chinese market is key for Huawei, since it has been the target of criticism in the USA. UU., Australia and other nations for concerns that it could facilitate the Chinese government's espionage

The Chinese market is key for Huawei, since it has been the target of criticism in the USA. UU., Australia and other nations for concerns that it could facilitate the Chinese government's espionage

Yu said there was nothing the company could do to be virtually excluded from the US market without any major operator selling their smartphones.

But the strong growth in some other markets has compensated for that. The Huawei consumer business group, which includes smartphone operations, posted a 73 percent growth in revenue in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region in the first half.

Meanwhile, China's revenue grew 37 percent.

Samsung remains the world leader, controlling 20.9 percent of the market, with 71.5 million smartphones shipped in the second quarter.

Yu declined to provide semiannual income figures for the Huawei consumer business group, but said he made a larger contribution to revenue, a trend that could continue. The unit represented 39.3 percent of Huawei's total revenues in 2017.

Huawei surpassed Apple to become the world's second-largest smartphone vendor in the June quarter, data from market research companies showed.

Samsung remains the world's leading handset provider, controlling 20.9 percent of the market, with 71.5 million smartphones shipped in the second quarter.

Samsung remains the world's leading handset provider, controlling 20.9 percent of the market, with 71.5 million smartphones shipped in the second quarter.

Samsung remains the world's leading handset provider, controlling 20.9 percent of the market, with 71.5 million smartphones shipped in the second quarter.

WHY DOES BRITISH INTELLIGENCE THINK THAT HUAWEI PRODUCTS CAN POSE A SAFETY THREAT?

China's controversial telecommunications equipment manufacturer, Huawei, openly supports the ruling Communist Party.

Ren Zhengfei, a former engineer of the People's Liberation Army (PLA), founded the company in 1987 and has positioned himself among the world's leading manufacturers of network equipment.

But his PLA service has raised concerns of close ties to the army and the Chinese government, which Huawei has systematically denied.

Huawei operates in 170 countries and the company says that a third of the world's population communicates using their products in some way.

It is the second largest network equipment provider in the world behind Sweden's Ericsson, and has made a great effort in consumer products such as smartphones in recent years.

Fears about their ability to access sensitive information come from backdoor rumors in the company's software.

Although such a vulnerability has never been found, reports of its capabilities range from the ability to access encrypted data to the destruction of communications facilities.

The National Cybersecurity Center of the United Kingdom, which is part of GCHQ, has not claimed that there is evidence of such vulnerabilities.

However, intelligence experts say they can only offer limited guarantees that the Chinese company is not a risk to broadband and telephone networks in the United Kingdom.

The company's forecast for the year of smart phone shipments would represent an increase of 31 percent by 2018, a strong recovery after a sharp slowdown a year ago.

The recovery of Huawei occurs when the Chinese smartphone market, the largest in the world, shows signs of further consolidation towards the most important suppliers.

Yu said that Huawei managed to increase its global share of the premium smart phone market by more than $ 500 in the first half, to 16.4 percent from 12.8 percent a year ago. Sales of its P-series and premium-phone matte grew 45 percent compared to the previous year.

Huawei plans to add 10,000 retail stores worldwide by the end of the year. He also plans to conduct internal testing of 5G phones in the fourth quarter of this year for a launch next year, Yu said.

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