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5G phones surpass 100M shipments in 2020 in China

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The 5G development in China has reached a new milestone in September. Companies managed to ship 107.7 million 5G phones in the first 9 months of 2020 despite the pandemic and the economic situation. This amouns to 47.5% of all phone shipments (225.6 million).

Phone companies surpass 100M shipments of 5G devices in China

The report by the Chinese Academy of Information and Communications Technology revealed that 92.4% of all September shipments in China were by local companies, while the market share was 91.3% for the YTD (year-to-date basis) period. Number-wise, last month makers shipped 23.3 million phones, 22M of them being smartphones, and 14M of them with 5G connectivity.

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Looking at the bigger picture, the shipments in the first nine months were 21% lower than the same period last year. Every month bar April saw a decline in sales, with the most severe drop being in February when practically the whole country was under lockdown and businesses were shut.

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