BEIJING, July 6 (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd , the world’s No.2 network equipment maker, aims to ship 20 million smartphones this year, a senior executive said on Wednesday, higher than an earlier target, as it makes an aggressive push into the consumer devices sector.
Victor Xu, chief strategy and marketing officer of Huawei, told reporters on the sidelines of a company event that the company also aimed to ship 170 million units of cellphones and other products. It was not immediately clear what other products he was referring to.
Earlier this year, Xu had said that the Shenzhen-based firm aimed to ship 12 million-15 million smartphones this year. (Reporting by Xu Wan; Editing by Jonathan Hopfner)