Q1 2016 saw Huawei shipping over 28 million smartphones

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei managed to ship 28.3 million smartphones in the first quarter of the ongoing year. This translates into an increase of around 65% year-on-year.

The figure includes 2.6 million units of the company’s P9 and P9 Plus smartphones that were launched back in April this year. Huawei, which achieved the 100 million milestone last year, aims to ship a total of 140 million smartphones this year.

Recently there were rumors that the company has toned down its 2016 target from 140 million to 120 million. However, Huawei has refuted these rumors, saying there’s no change in the sales target for the year.