New Delhi: Hailing the results of the industry predictions, a top official from Huawei has said that continued investment in R&D innovation has enabled the company to provide competitive products and localised solutions to subsequently dethrone Apple in its smartphone sales.
"Huawei has gone from strength to strength to create new benchmarks of innovation, offering an unparalleled experience to our consumers. We centered our efforts on product innovation, mobile services, channel transformation, and customer service to continually enhance user experience and reinforce our foundations as a premium global brand. This milestone should also be attributed to our high focus on Research & Development; our continued investment in R&D innovation has enabled us to provide competitive products and localised solutions to our consumers globally as well as in India," said Allen Wang, Director, Product Center, Huawei Consumer Business Group, India.
Huawei recently dethroned Apple, which reported strong sales last quarter, more than any company in the world except Samsung.
As per the industry estimates, while overall smartphone sales slowed, Huawei had a healthy growth owing to its much-hyped P20 Series, Engadget reported.
The China-based gadget maker sold 54.2 million units of its mid-range Nova devices, beating the industry predictions by a 10 million and capturing 15 per cent of the worldwide market.