Tuesday, 10 July 2012

95m smartphones were shipped in China in H1 2012

"China's national handset shipments reached 194.91 mln units in H1 2012, with 3G handsets reaching 106.87 mln, accounting for 58%, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology's (MIIT) China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR).
166 new 3G handset models were released in June, exceeding the number of new 2G handsets for the first time on record. GSM products accounted for 39% of total new products, followed by WCDMA (31%), TD-SCDMA (14%), CDMA2000 EV-DO (13%), and CDMA 1X (3%).
2,099 new handset models were released in China during H1 2012, including 1,298 2G handset models and 801 3G handset models. GSM handset models accounted for 1,272 (60.6%), followed by WCDMA with 476 (22.7%), CDMA2000 EV-DO with 174 (8.3%), TD-SCDMA with 151 (7.2%), and CDMA 1X with 26 new handset models (1.2%).
Of the 2,099 new models released in H1 2012, 822 were smartphones, accounting for 39.2%, 801 or 97.4% of which were Android smartphones. Domestic brand handsets accounted for 75% of total handsets shipped.
Total smartphone shipments reached 94.86 mln units in H1 2012, accounting for 48.7% of total handset shipments. Smartphone shipments first surpassed shipments of feature phones in April, with market share growing over 50% for three consecutive months and reaching 56.9% in June."

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