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China records increase in mobile phone shipments in February

15. April 2021

The number of mobile phones shipped in China in February grew by a huge 240.9 percent to a total of 21.76 million devices. Among them, cell phones with 5G function accounted for about 15 million, or 69.3 percent. This is according to published data from the Chinese Academy of Information and Communications Technology. The institution, with the acronym CAICT, is a research and development institution under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.


According to CAICT, 28 new models were launched in February, 33 percent more than in the same month last year. Domestic brands continue to dominate the Chinese market with 89.9 percent or 19.57 million devices. Huawei has long been the market leader in this regard, with 38.3 percent market share last year. Vivo and Oppo follow with around 17 percent each. Xiaomi is in fourth place with 12 percent, while iPhone manufacturer Apple is only in fifth place. The total smartphones shipped in February amounted to 21.34 million devices, compared to a year earlier, this corresponds to an increase of 236.6 percent.

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About the author: Julian Busch is founder and managing director of MPR China Certification GmbH
Publisher: MPR China Certification GmbH

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