How did Huawei manage to sell more than 100 million P series phones?
Huawei’s senior product manager, Mr. Wang Yonggan, who is responsible for the development of Huawei P series flagship phones, recently announced that since the introduction of the Ascend P1, about ten years ago, the sales volume of this The series of Huawei phones has exceeded 100 million units worldwide. In his blog post on the Huawei Xinsheng online forum, he shared the many milestones Huawei has achieved over the past 10 years. It is worth noting that the release of P series flagships of this company first started with the introduction of the Ascend P1 phone in January 2012.
According to Gizmochina Huawei first started developing the Ascend P1 phone in the summer of 2011; Where this company intended to make a name for itself in this market by releasing its first flagship smartphone to compete with other flagships. Mr. Yonggan mentioned that Huawei invited its research team in Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’an to fly to Shenzhen and help develop the Ascend P1 smartphone with the Shenzhen team. After months of research and prototyping, the Ascend P1 smartphone with a 4.3-inch AMOLED display was unveiled in January 2012. This product was equipped with a dual-core processor with a working frequency of 1.5 GHz and its rear camera was eight megapixels. This product was also light in weight and its thickness was 7.6 mm, which was sold at the price of $471.
Although Huawei’s Ascend P1 was not a blockbuster product by any standard, the production of this device was Huawei’s first step in transitioning from a B2B (business to business) company to a B2C (business to consumer) company. is considered. In fact, the Ascend P1 was the first Huawei flagship smartphone that was made available to the general public in China.
Huawei’s next flagship, the Ascend P2, was not released in China, and the company launched its second flagship in 2013 in the markets The other offered like European and Japanese markets; Because this product supports 4G networks; An important technology that was not well received in China until 2014, and for this reason, Huawei decided to start selling its new flagship globally. In addition, Ascend P2 was the first Huawei flagship that uses the company’s proprietary chip called Kirin.
Huawei’s next turning point was the production and release of the Ascend P6 phone, which has an incredibly beautiful design. The thickness of this device was only 6.18 mm, which made it the thinnest smartphone in the world at that time. Looking back, we can see that the P6 became the foundation of the premium design language of Huawei’s P-series flagships for years to come.
Huawei’s next big leap was the P9, with a focus on dual rear cameras. Huawei P9 was the first Huawei smartphone to use cameras made by the famous Leica company. The rear camera of this device had a normal color lens, with another monochrome camera installed next to it. Using the images recorded by both of its cameras and applying software calculations, this phone provided the best possible photo to the user.
The next-generation leap in photography was applied to the Huawei P20 Pro. This product uses a triple camera that includes a wide camera, a monochrome camera and a telephoto camera. The Huawei P20 Pro was also launched in the popular Twilight color, which reinforces Huawei’s design philosophy in its flagship phones.
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