BEIJING, Aug. 16
China’s mobile phone shipments stood at 22.3 million units in July, down 34.8 percent year on year, data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) shows.
In the Jan.-July period, shipments went down 20.4 percent year on year to 175 million units, said the CAICT, a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. In the same period, a total of 256 new models were introduced in the market, of which 119 were 5G models.
The country’s domestic brands continued to dominate mobile phone shipments last month, with those made by Chinese manufacturers hitting 20.72 million units, making up 92.9 percent of the total.