Huawei has shipped 34.27 million smartphones globally in the first half of this year, surging 62% as compared with the same period of last year, according to stats released by Huawei  Consumer Business Group. Of which, more than 20.56 million smartphones were sold out in the second quarter of this year globally, up 85% YOY.

The telecom gear and smartphone maker said its total shipment for handsets, mobile broadband and other gadgets has reached 64.21 million during the reporting period.

Huawei attributes this growth to the popularity of its flagship products like Ascend P7 and Mate 2 (4G), as well as the robust sales surge in emerging overseas markets. In Q2 2014, Huawei recorded rapid growth in Middle East and Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific regions, with smartphone shipment in these areas rocketed 550%, 275% and 180% in YOY growth respectively, according to the firm.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.