A total of 43.05 mln mobile handsets were shipped in China in July 2017, down 15.4% YoY, according to new figures released by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), a department of China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). Of total shipments in July, 40.83 mln were 4G handsets, down 15.2% YoY, accounting for 94.8% of total handset shipments.
A total of 39.29 mln handsets from domestic handset brands were shipped in China in July, down 17.5% YoY, accounting for 91.3% of total handset shipments. Of the 40.83 mln smartphones shipped in China in July, 35.30 mln were Android-based.
During the month, 45 new handset models were released in China, of which 33 were 4G models. Of the total new handset models released in July, 32, or 71.1% were smartphone models.
Editor's Note: CAICT's statistics cover domestically produced, domestically shipped handsets from both Chinese and foreign brands, but do not include imported handsets or exports of domestically produced units. Only handsets shipped through official channels are included, meaning grey market or "shanzhai" handsets are not covered in CAICT's figures. "Shipped" means only that the manufacturer shipped the handset to a wholesaler or retailer, where it may or may not have been sold to a consumer during the month under discussion.