In October, the country’s cellphone shipments rose 28.4 percent year-on-year to nearly 33.58 million units, said CAICT, a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce. Information technology.
A total of 26 new models were launched last month, up 4% from the previous year, the data showed.
The country’s national brands continued to dominate mobile phone shipments last month. Their shipments exceeded 22.81 million units, accounting for 67.9% of total shipments, reports the Xinhua News Agency.
Between January and October, domestic brand shipments increased 9.2 percent year-on-year to 247 million units, according to the CAICT.
Meanwhile, 5G smartphone shipments in China reached 167.5 million units in 2020, accounting for more than half of total smartphone shipments throughout the year, according to the global market intelligence company. International Data Corporation (IDC).
In the fourth quarter of last year, China shipped 60.1 million 5G handsets, according to IDC data.
Last year, the country shipped a total of 325.7 million units of smartphones, down 11.2% year on year.