Huawei says shipped 100 million smartphones this year as of end-May

Reuters

Posted at Jun 21 2019 05:05 PM

Huawei says shipped 100 million smartphones this year as of end-May 1
A worker refurbishes a Huawei cell phone at a workshop of the Oxflo company, specialized in refurbishment of broken European smartphones which will be resold and provided with a warranty as part of an eco-responsible approach, in Lusignac, France, June 20, 2019. Regis Duvignau, Reuters


HONG KONG - Huawei Technologies said on Friday it has shipped 100 million smartphones this year as of May 30.

Huawei consumer business group's smartphone product line president He Gang revealed the numbers at a launch event in Wuhan, China for its new Nova 5 phone. The phone is powered by Huawei's new 7-nanometer chipset Kirin 810.

Huawei has been hit by devastating curbs ordered by Washington, which threatens to cripple its supply chain.

Founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei said on Monday the ban could cost the company $30 billion in revenue this year, and that smartphone sales outside China already dropped 40 percent in the past month.