The P20 and Mate 20 series have done well and racking up respective shipments of 16 million and 5 million units. The Huawe's own brand bread-and-butter phones were the Nova series, including the newly launched Nova 4. The company has sold more than 65 million medium-sized units since its inception. And then there is the more budget-oriented Honor badge. Huawei provided no specific numbers, but it was commended for "outstanding performance" by Honor 1
The milestone may seem surprising if you are used to apparent daily stories of the CFO's arrested and many bans, but it really illustrates how little Huawei relies on Western markets. The company has increased in recent months on the back of sales, not just in the home country, but abroad. It does not need US sales, although it is frustrated with the country's resistance to its goods. And many of these bans are focused on networking, not phones. You can go to almost any major store in Canada and buy a Mate 20 Pro or P20 Pro, for example, even if the government is facing pressure to exclude Huawei from 5G networks.
If there is any concern, it is for the company's long-term prospects. Huawei was hard to beat in 2018, but it raises the question of whether it can keep that line going. It must also be hoped that growing wars in some western countries will not lead to major phone bans. And then it's the smartphone market in general. The industry seems to have plateaued, and Huawei can suffer just by running out of potential customers.