China’s mobile phone shipments down 20.8 pct in 2020

China’s mobile phone shipments stood at 308 million units in 2020, down 20.8 percent year on year, data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) showed.

In December alone, shipments went down 12.6 percent over the same period last year to 26.6 million.

Domestic brands continued to dominate mobile phone shipments last year, hitting 270 million units and making up 87.5 percent of the total, according to the CAICT, a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

In 2020, a total of 462 new models were introduced into the market, down 19.4 percent year on year.