Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker Huawei shipped more than 75 million smartphones in 2014, according to a year-end letter by the company’s Consumer Business Group (source in Chinese). This is a greater than 40% increase from last year, with 34.27 million sets sold during the first half of this year.

Huawei attributes the growth to breakthroughs in mid- and high-tier smartphone markets, led by flagship products such as the Mate 7. Sales of the company’s new Honor brand has increased more than 30-fold, according to the letter.

Huawei is experiencing rapid growth in the Middle East, Latin America, Southeast Asia, Africa and the South Asia-Pacific. It has set up more than 450 bricks-and-mortar stores and has nearly 30,000 sales counters around the world,.

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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.