China accelerating shipments of 5G handsets in Nov

Xinhua . Beijing | Published: 14:49, Dec 14,2019 | Updated: 14:57, Dec 14,2019


Military personnel stand by an Air Force plane as they wait to unload human remains found during the search for the C 130 Hercules transport plane, at an air base in Punta Arenas, southern Chile, on December 13, 2019. — AFP photo

China reported accelerating shipments of 5G handsets in November as smartphone makers race to tap the emerging market.

A total of 5.074 million 5G smartphones were shipped last month, exceeding the combined shipments of the previous 10 months, data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology showed.

China’s 5G smartphone shipments reached 8.355 million sets in the past 11 months, with 24 new phones rolled out.

The robust growth of 5G smartphones came amid a downturn of the overall cell phone market, which dropped 1.5 per cent year on year in November and 5.4 per cent during the January-November period, CAICT data showed.

China in June green lighted commercial use of 5G to promote the application of the super fast wireless technology.

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