January domestic mobile phone shipmentsreached34.0million units, down 12.8percent year over year. 32 new models were released in the month, down 37.3percent year-over-year (y/y).
Chart 1: Domestic mobile phone shipments from January 2018 to January 2019
January domestic 4G mobile phone shipments were32.4million units,down 11.0percent y/y, and represented 95.0percent of the total shipments. 23new 4G models were released in the month, down 30.3percent y/y, accounting for71.9 percent of the total new models this month.
January mobile phone shipments by the local brands reached 32.1million units, down 4.3percent y/y, accounting for94.2percent of the domestic mobile phone shipments. Number of new models released by the local brands (31units)decreased by31.1percent y/y, and represented96.9percent of the total number of new model release in the month.
Chart 2: January 2019 mobile phone shipments by local and MNC brands
January smart phone shipments were32.1million units,down 11.4 percent y/y, and accounted for 94.4percent of the domestic mobile phone shipments in the month.
In January, 22new smart phone models were released, down 33.3 percent y/y, and accounted for 68.8percent of the number of new release.