Sales of Huawei smartphones increased by more than 20%, despite the sanctions

During the first half of 2019, Huawei worked steadily and even counted on a record, despite

the problems she faced. It turned out that their smartphone sales have increased significantly.

No matter what

Recent data shows that in the firstIn the first half of 2019, 118 million smartphones were sold, or 59 million devices every three months. This brings total revenue for the half year to 220.8 billion yuan ($32 billion).

Huawei's revenue amounted to 146.5 billion yuan ($21 billion). The company also reported growth in sales of its other devices, such as tablets, PCs and watches, but did not go into details.

Losses will still be

Huawei executive Ren Zhengfei calculated that the ban would cost the company $ 30 billion over two years.

“Given the foundation we laid in the firsthalf of the year, we continue to see growth even after we were added to the blacklist. This does not mean that we do not have difficulties ahead. They exist, and may affect our growth rate in the short term,” said Liang Hua, Chairman of Huawei.

And some difficulties did arise - Huawei and Google had to abandon joint projects due to US sanctions.