A model shows a Huawei smartphone at a tech expo. Photo: Xinhua

As of July 18, global shipments of Huawei’s mobile phone have exceeded 100 million units, nearly two months earlier than last year, said Yu Chenghua, CEO of Huawei’s consumer business group, Yicai.com reported.

It means that the Chinese phone maker is getting closer to its long-time rival Apple, as Huawei believes it is highly possible to fulfill its annual shipment target of 200 million units.

According to public information, in 2017, Apple’s iPhone sales reached 215 million units around the world, ranking second in the world to Samsung. While that of Huawei was 153 million units, securing the third place.

While in the domestic market, the reshuffle of mobile phone manufacturers in the post-smartphone era has left three major players — Huawei, OPPO and Vivo — to carve up the market.

Coupled with the sales of Xiaomi, these “domestic top four” brands have already eaten 70% of the domestic market share.

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