While support for 5G networks is still not an essential parameter when choosing a smartphone, yes in the world. This includes the Chinese market. According to the GizmoChina, more than half of the smartphones sold there in August supported 5G technology.
The number of issued and delivered smartphones decreased year-on-year
The portal is based on an analysis by the Chinese Academy of Information and Communication Technologies (CAICT). According to her, up to 45 new models were released on the Chinese market in August. As many as 42 of them came from Chinese producers, which is a year-on-year increase of 5%.
26.9 million smartphones were delivered to the market, which is a year-on-year decrease of 12.9%. 24.4 million pieces came from Chinese producers. Although this is a year-on-year decrease of 15.6%, it still accounts for 90.8% of delivered smartphones.
From January to August, 301 models were released in China and a total of 202.3 million smartphones were delivered. In the case of the released models, it was a year-on-year decrease of 19.5%, and in the case of delivered smartphones, it was again a decrease of 12.5%
For a Chinese customer, 5G support is an increasingly important parameter
Interestingly, up to 22 models out of 45 released in August had 5G support. And up to 60.1% of the pieces delivered to the market during the last month supported 5th generation mobile networks. That means 16.2 million 5G smartphones sold. Since the beginning of the year, 145 models with 5G support have been released and a total of 93.7 million units with this technology have been delivered.
This shows that this parameter is becoming increasingly important for Chinese customers and is related to the expanding coverage of 5th generation mobile networks by Chinese operators. It is likely that next year only 5G lower-end smartphones will lack support.
For the time being, 5G support for the customer is a secondary parameter when choosing a smartphone due to the zero coverage of 5th generation mobile networks.
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