To be perfectly honest, I sniggered when Huawei originally said it had eyes on third place global smartphone manufacturer behind Apple and Samsung, but look at them now.
As such, when Huawei says it’s sold 1 million units of the Ascend P7 already and hopes to shift a further 9 million in its first year, I’m like: ‘Yeah, cool.’
That’s the story over on Chinese site news.xinhuanet.com, which kindly writes in English here.
Huawei executives confirmed that the Ascend P7, launched in May, had sold its first million by June 13, and according to, er, “media reports”, the target for the end of its first year is 10 million.
That’s significantly more than the Huawei Ascend P6, which sold around 4 million total, but not too far-fetched when you consider that the Ascend P7 hasn’t yet launched everywhere. The company reckons the presence of LTE connectivity will play a huge factor, too.
Currently available on Amazon for £329.99, Huawei Ascend P7 specs include a 5in 1080p display, quad-core HiSilicon Kirin 910T processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage (with microSD support), 13MP rear camera, 8MP front shooter (yep, 8MP), 2,500mAh battery, and Android KitKat with a slather of Huawei’s Emotion UI.