June 21, 2019 / 8:28 AM / in a month

Huawei says shipped 100 million smartphones this year as of end-May

People visit the Huawei stand at the Mobile Expo in Bangkok, Thailand May 31, 2019. Picture taken May 31, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies said on Friday it has shipped 100 million smartphones this year as of May 30.

Huawei consumer business group’s smartphone product line president He Gang revealed the numbers at a launch event in Wuhan, China for its new Nova 5 phone. The phone is powered by Huawei’s new 7-nanometer chipset Kirin 810.

Huawei has been hit by devastating curbs ordered by Washington, which threatens to cripple its supply chain.

Founder and chief executive Ren Zhengfei said on Monday the ban could cost the company $30 billion in revenue this year, and that smartphone sales outside China already dropped 40 percent in the past month.

Reporting by Sijia Jiang; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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