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Domestic brands dominate China’s mobile phone shipments

Updated: Aug 13,2018 5:02 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Domestic brands dominated mobile phone shipments in China in the first seven months of the year as domestic manufacturers accelerated innovation, an industry report showed on Aug 13.

Mobile phone shipments in the country totaled 233 million units during the January-July period, with those made by Chinese manufacturers accounting for 90.5 percent of the total, according to the report from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, a government IT think tank.

Total shipments fell 17.3 percent from the same period last year, while those of domestic brands went down 17.4 percent year-on-year.

In July alone, shipments of domestic-brand mobile phones fell 10.5 percent from one year earlier to 35.17 million units, or 95.1 percent of the total, the report showed.

Most of the phones are smartphones using Android operating systems and the 4G network, according to the report.

It showed the number of newly-launched mobile phone models was 489 for Jan-July, with domestic brands accounting for 91.4 percent of the total.