China’s mobile phone shipments reach 249M units in nine months

BEIJING (XINHUA) – China’s mobile phone shipments stood at 249 million units in the first nine months of the year, up 10.2 per cent year on year, according to data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).

In September, the country’s mobile phone shipments dropped 8.1 per cent year-on-year to reach 21.44 million units, said the CAICT, a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

A total of 58 new models were released last month, down 3.3 per cent from a year earlier, the data showed.

The country’s domestic brands continued to dominate mobile phone shipments last month. Their shipments reached around 20.27 million units, making up 94.5 per cent of the total shipments.

Consumers experience 5G mobile phones at a business hall of China Mobile in Beijing. PHOTO: XINHUA