Part 1. Overall Mobile Phone Market in China

May domestic mobile phone shipmentsreached38.3 million units, up 1.2percent year over year. 41 new models were released in the month, down 33.9percent year-over-year (y/y).

 

Over the past 5 months, domestic mobile phone shipments reached151.8million units and number of new model release reached208,down4.8 percent and 35.6percent y/y respectively.

 

Chart 1: Domestic mobile phone shipments from May 2018 to May 2019

 

Part 2. Development of 4G Mobile Phones

May domestic 4G mobile phone shipments were36.5million units,up 1.2percent y/y, and represented 95.3percent of the total shipments. 34 new 4G models were released in the month, down 35.8percent y/y, accounting for82.9percent of the total new models this month.

 

Over the past 5 months, domestic 4G mobile phone shipments were144.6million units, down 4.0percent y/y, and represented 95.3percent of the total shipments. The total number of new model release reached169, down32.9percent y/y, accounting for 81.3percent of the total new model release.

Part 3. Local and MNC Brands of Mobile Phones

May mobile phone shipments by the local brands reached 35.0million units, up 2.7percent y/y, accounting for91.3percent of the domestic mobile phone shipments. Number of new models released by the local brands (37units)decreased by 32.7percent y/y, and represented90.2percent of the total number of new model release in the month.

 

Mobile phone shipmentvolume for year 2019by the local brands reached139.7million units, down 1.3percent y/y, and accounted for 92.1 percent of the domestic mobile phone shipments. Number of new models released by the local brands (184units) decreased by 38.0percent y/y,and represented88.5 percent of the total number of new model release in the domestic market.

 

Chart 2: May 2019 mobile phone shipments by local and MNC brands

Part 4. Development of Smart Phones

May smart phone shipments were36.4million units,up 1.3 percent y/y, and accounted for 95.1percent of the domestic mobile phone shipments in the month. Over the past 5 months, smart phone shipments were144.3million units, down 4.1percent y/y, and represented 95.1percent ofdomestic mobile phone shipments.

 

In May, 33new smart phone models were released, down 37.7 percent y/y, and accounted for 80.5percent of the number of new release.Over the past 5 months,165new smart phone models were released, down 35.0 percent y/y, and accounted for 79.3percent of the number of new release.