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Mobile phone shipments drop 56% in Feb

By Zhao Shiyue | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-03-10 17:25

People looks at the newly released Huawei Mate Xs in a flagship store in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province on March 8, 2020. [Photo/Sipa]

Domestic mobile phone shipments in February reached 6.38 million units, dropping 56 percent from the previous year. The number of 5G phones shipped amounted to 2.38 million units, accounting for 37.3 percent of the total, according to the report released by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology Monday.

In the overall domestic mobile phone market, 16 new models were released in February, which fell 61 percent year-on-year, with four new models of 4G phones and 11 new models of 5G phones.

Among local brands, February saw the release of 10 new models, decreasing by 70.6 percent from a year earlier. Shipments of local brands reached 5.86 million units in February, with a decline of 55.3 percent year-on-year, accounting for 91.8 percent of the total domestic shipments.

According to CAICT, the overall mobile phone shipments in February witnessed a month-on-month decrease. In January, 20.81 million phones were shipped, with 4G units at about 15 million and 5G at 5.47 million, respectively.

During the first two months of 2020, the mobile phone market was facing a downward trend, with total shipments at 27.19 million units, dropping 44 percent compared with last year. 4G phones comprised 18.96 million units, and 5G phones 7.85 million units.

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