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China's smartphone shipments down 4.1 pct in March

2019-04-13 16:22

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A visitor uses a smartphone to take photos of the Seventeen-Arch Bridge with the sunset glow shining through its arches at the Summer Palace in Beijing, capital of China, Dec, 23, 2018. (Xinhua) 

   BEIJING, April 13 (Xinhua) -- China's smartphone shipments fell 4.1 percent year on year in March to 26.94 million units, data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) showed.

   Last month, smartphones made up 94.9 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.

People try the Huawei P30 Series in Farwaniya Governorate, Kuwait, April 4, 2019. (Xinhua)

   Despite the mobile phone market shrinking, the drop has been moderated, said the report.

   Overall mobile phone shipments went down 6 percent in March, narrowing from the 19.9-percent slump in February to 28.37 million units, among which 95.1 percent were 4G phones.

   Chinese-brand mobile phones accounted for 90.5 percent of total shipments last month, up from 90.3 percent in February 2019, according to the report. 

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