July 22, 2015 / 1:35 AM / in 2 years

Huawei says smartphone shipments jumped 39 percent in first half

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL], the world’s fourth-biggest smartphone manufacturer, on Wednesday said it shipped 48.2 million smartphones globally in the first half of 2015, a 39 percent rise from a year before.

A worker adjusts the logo at the stand of Huawei at the CeBIT trade fair in Hanover March 15, 2015. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

Shenzhen-based Huawei, which competes with Chinese smartphone makers Lenovo Group Ltd and ZTE Corp, recorded a 69 percent increase in its consumer business group revenue to $9.09 billion thanks to strong sales from high-end smartphone models, the company said in a statement.

Reporting by Yimou Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates

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