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Mobile phone shipments down 11.8% in May

By Wang Junwei | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-06-10 17:29
Sales people introduce mobile phone products to customers through livestreaming at a shopping mall in Zhengzhou, capital of Central China's Henan province, on March 13, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

Mobile phone shipments in China reached 33.8 million units in May, down 11.8 percent on a yearly basis, according to a recent report by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.

From January to May, domestic mobile phone shipments totaled 124 million units, a year-on-year drop of 18 percent.

In terms of new models, 32 were released in May, down 22 percent compared with a year earlier, while 169 were launched over the past five months, a decline of 18.8 percent year-on-year.

China's 5G mobile phone shipments stood at 15.64 million units in May, accounting for 46.3 percent of total shipments in the market. During the same time, 16 new 5G models were released, half of the total new models in May.

In the first five months, China witnessed 46.08 million units in 5G mobile phone shipments and 81 new 5G models.

Domestic brands take the lion's share in China's mobile phone market shipments, reaching 91.7 percent in May and 90 percent in the first five months.

Smartphone shipments in China registered 32.66 million units in May, down 10.4 percent yearly. Over the past five months, the country's smartphone shipments reached 121 million, a decrease of 16 percent year-on-year.

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