After being on the market these past four months, the Huawei Mate 9 is doing well for the Chinese company. In a report from China based MyDrivers.com, the company reports that some 5 million units of the 5.9″ phablet have been sold globally. That is up 36% over the same period for its predecessor, the Mate 8. Generally, the Mate 9 has been met with solid reviews for its design and performance. I reviewed it a few weeks back and it, along with its smaller sibling the P10, are impressive devices.
Huawei isn’t resting however. They have already issued updates for the phablet that brings Daydream support, one of the few non-Google devices with the VR support, and have brought Amazon’s Alexa to the phone too. The latter has been less-than-stellar on performance but Huawei, for their part, fulfilled the promise to bring the Amazon assistant to the phone at MWC back in February.
In the same report from MyDrivers.com, it was reported that the Huawei P9 has sold 12 million units since its release last year and that the company is making a big bet on its successor, the P10.
They have already sold 10 million units of the new 5.1″ phone and it still hasn’t reached Canada or the United States yet. Once those markets open up, the company should easily be able to surpass the P9 sales.
On the whole, Huawei continues to grow in market share and these types of sales figures back it up.