The Huawei P9 was released back in April but it appears that the company has had a huge success with the phone as nine million units have been sold. It’s been almost seven months since the phone was released but Huawei continues to sell the phone as if it had been released a month ago. Huawei, the world’s third largest smartphone maker, had sold six million Huawei P9 phones in September, so the company has sold another three million in two months.
The Huawei P9 made its debut in April and while the company has released and announced other phones in recent weeks, the Huawei P9 keeps selling. Nine million units since April is good, especially for a phone that debuted with a starting price of $649.
The Huawei P9 is one of the company’s newest phones and it arrived with a camera that stood out from its competitors. The phone was the second to be released with a dual camera in 2016. The Huawei P9’s Leica dual-lens camera was one of the big additions for the phone and many reviews from tech sites mentioned this as the best part of the phone.
It’s been almost seven months since the Huawei P9 was released but with sales doing well, the phone could reach ten or eleven million units sold by the end of 2016 or early 2017. But the company has already unveiled another flagship device that could be a hot seller in the next few months.
The Huawei Mate 9 was unveiled earlier this month and it is said to be the most powerful Mate series phone. The smartphone comes with a 5.9-inch display and a second generation Leica dual-lens camera. There is also a fingerprint scanner, 4,000mAh battery and 4GB RAM. The company also announced a limited edition Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9, which is a little smaller than the Mate 9 but features a 5.5-inch curved AMOLED display. The phone is an exclusive version of the Mate 9 and costs nearly twice the price of the standard model. Huawei is also rumored to be working on a bezel-less phone, which the report says could be unveiled in December.
Huawei is currently the third largest maker of smartphones behind Apple and Samsung. The company has an 8.3 percent market share but its recent releases could help it get closer to the first two. Huawei sold 100 million smartphones in 2015 and shipped 60.5 million smartphones in the first half of 2016.