89% phones shipped in China last year were domestic, says industrial report
By Gong Zhe

2017-01-11 21:40 GMT+8

Domestic brands have further fortified their dominion in the Chinese cellphone market as domestic cellphone makers accelerated innovation, an industrial report showed.
Xiaomi resaler demonstrates the almost bezel-less Mix model in northern China's Hebei on October 27, 2016. /CFP Photo
Shipments of cellphones made by Chinese companies reached 498 million in 2016, accounting for 88.9 percent of the country's total shipments, according to a report from the China Academy of Information and Communication Technology, a government IT think tank.
The number was just above 70 percent in the second quarter of 2015, according to data released by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Total shipments of cellphones reached 560 million in 2016, up eight percent year on year, the report showed.
Three domestic brands are seen on the street in southern China's Guangdong in December, 2016. /CFP Photo
Three quarters of the cellphones are smartphones installed with the Android system, while 92.8 percent are 4G ready, according to the report.
Chinese cellphone maker giant Huawei expects its smart phone shipments to grow 29 percent year on year to reach 139 million in 2016, compared with an estimated global average shipment growth of 0.6 percent.
British movie star Henry Cavill attends Huawei P9's launch in Shanghai on April 15, 2016. /CFP Photo‍
(With input from Xinhua News Agency)