Huawei Says It Has Sold A Million Mate 30 Phones

That’s for both the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro

Despite the uncertain environment that Huawei’s Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro launched in thanks to China’s trade war with the US, the company’s latest flagships are enjoying brisk sales in China.

Huawei has only made their new flagships available in their home country after their launch a few weeks ago, and according to the company, both phones are doing quite well.

The company is claiming that they’ve sold around a million units of both phones combined, after roughly a week of going on sale – the phone arrived on retail shelves in China on September 26.

If true, those are amazing first week numbers, and while we can’t independently corroborate Huawei’s claims, photos of long lines for the new flagships have been circulating in China’s social media network, Weibo.

According to Forbes, online stores have run out of the new phones, and Mate 30’s in stores in Hong Kong have a higher markup of around HKD 1,500 or almost Php 10K.

The performance of the new flagships isn’t surprising – Chinese customers are unfazed by the loss of Google Play Apps on Huawei’s phones since Google is banned in the company’s home country. There’s also the very real phenomena of patriotic sales – Huawei is the only domestic brand that increased their sales in China, with Canalys saying they shipped 31% more phones in the country compared to the same period last year – OPPO, vivo, and Xiaomi have seen their numbers contract during the same period.

Huawei’s real test is the western marketplace – despite the US ban, the company says it’ll be selling their Mate 30s in other countries as well, though they’ll be the only flagship this year that won’t ship with Google apps pre-installed.


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John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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