WUHAN, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Huawei shipped more than 100 million smartphones in the past five months, the company announced Friday.
That was about 49 days faster than last year to surpass the same threshold, He Gang, head of Huawei's mobile phone product line, told a press conference.
The acceleration of Huawei smartphone sales echoed China's smartphone market rebound in April and May after a sluggish performance for five consecutive months.
The company unveiled a new smart phone chip and the latest product of its nova series smartphones. The nova 5 smartphones boasts super fast charging capabilities and strong selfie camera performance at night based on artificial intelligence technology.
Huawei overtook Apple to become the world's second-largest smartphone brand after Samsung in terms of market share in the first quarter of this year, according to market research firm Counterpoint.