China’s mobile phone shipments reach 26.9M units in August

BEIJING (XINHUA) – China’s mobile phone shipments stood at 26.9 million units in August, down 12.9 per cent year on year, data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) showed.

The figure narrowed from the 34.8 per cent drop in July, according to the CAICT, a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

The country’s domestic brands continued to dominate mobile phone shipments last month, with those made by Chinese manufacturers hitting 24.43 million units, making up 90.8 per cent of the total.

In the January-August period, shipments went down 19.5 per cent year on year to 202 million units, said the CAICT.

In the same period, a total of 301 new models were introduced in the market, of which 141 were 5G models.

People use phones at a cafe in Beijing. PHOTO: AP