China's smartphone shipments slip in 2018
In December, smartphone shipments reached 33.5 million units, down 17 percent year on year, according to a report from the CAICT, a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Last year, smartphones accounted for 94.1 percent of all mobile phone shipments in the country.
Overall mobile phone shipments dropped 15.6 percent in 2018 to 414 million units, of which 391 million were 4G phones.
Chinese-brand mobile phones accounted for 89.5 percent of total shipments last year, according to the report. ■