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China's smartphone shipments down 11.4% in January

Xinhua | Updated: 2019-02-18 15:36

Customers select new iPhone products at the Apple flagship store in East Nanjing Road, Shanghai, on Sept 21. [Photo by Wang Gang / for China Daily]

BEIJING - China's smartphone shipments fell 11.4 percent in January to 32.15 million units, data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) showed Saturday.

Last month, smartphones accounted for 94.4 percent of all mobile phone shipments in the country, according to a report from the CAICT, a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Overall mobile phone shipments dropped 12.8 percent in January to 34.05 million units, among which 95 percent were 4G phones.

Chinese-brand mobile phones accounted for 94.2 percent of total shipments last month, up from 85.7 percent in January 2018, according to the report.

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