China's mobile phone shipment in January 2017 reached 46.864 million units, including 45.126 million 4G smartphones. The shipment of 4G smartphones accounted for 96.3% of the total.
These statistics come from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology, which published its Chinese mobile phone market analysis report for January 2017.
The report revealed that 63 modes of new mobile phones were launched during the reporting period, including 50 modes within the 4G product space.
By network, about 80.6% 4G smartphones shipped in January support all networks of China Mobile, China Unicom, and China Telecom.
The total shipment of smartphones was 45.031 million units, a year-on-year increase of 1% and accounted for 96.1% of the total shipped mobile phones. Meanwhile, 35.561 million of them were Android smartphones. In January 2017, the Chinese market added 51 modes of new smartphones, a year-on-year decrease of 12.1%; while 35 of them were Android smartphones.
In addition, the shipment of Chinese-made brands was 40.836 million units, a year-on-year decrease of 4.4% and accounted for 87.1% of total mobile phones shipped in China. Chinese brands launched 58 modes of new products, a year-on-year decrease of 19.4% and accounted for 92.1% of new mobile phone products launched in China.