Ever since it’s become the world’s third largest smartphone vendor, as well as one of the very few to report sales growth last year and anticipate further progress in 2016, Huawei has hogged the headlines not only with many interesting product launches, but also plenty of noise about various box-office achievements.
In total, around 140 million unit shipments are projected for the entirety of this year, of which the P9 and P9 Plus could grab 10 mil. Meanwhile, the P8 Lite alone racked up 10 million orders from May 2015 to February 2016, and the Mate 8 somehow posted 1M sales in less than a month on Chinese store shelves.
You can now predictably add the Honor 5X to the blockbuster list, as the low-cost 5.5-incher apparently crossed the 8 million mark ahead of the even cheaper Honor 5A’s introduction. Taking recent price cuts into consideration, clearing 10 mil in just a couple of extra months shouldn’t be a problem.
Of course, the 5X received a lot of attention when it debuted on US, then European shores back in January and February respectively, although in China, it was up for grabs starting November 2015. Technically therefore, we’re talking 8 million copies sold in over half a year, which is still something.