The chaps at Huawei have been quite open about their lofty dreams of becoming a top-three smartphone manufacturer – presumably behind the giants that are Apple and Samsung.
While we wondered if it was maybe just marketing bravado, industry peeps reckon Huawei might’ve claimed the bronze medal in Q2 this year.
That’s what anonymous “industry sources” are telling Digitimes, fuelled by the news that Nokia shipped 10.2 million units in Q2 2012. The sources suggest that Huawei’s figures might be even higher, pushing Nokia into fourth place.
In Q1 2012, Huawei was way back in seventh, behind Sony (6th), HTC (5th), and RIM (4th). Has the Chinese manufacturer leapfrogged ‘em all?
Huawei had a strong showing at Mobile World Congress in February, and offers what many believe is the Best Budget Smartphone in the Huawei Ascend G300. Sales are also said to have been pretty crazy (in a good way) over in Huawei’s native China.
Third place or otherwise, with the Ascend D1 Quad set to launch later this year, things are looking rather good for Huawei.