Smartphone Shipments in Decline Across China

Smartphone Shipments in Decline Across ChinaIn Q1 2014, the shipment volume of smartphones in China witnessed a 15% sequential decline and reached nearly 89.1 million units.

That’s according to the latest research and corresponding data from Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC).

Nonetheless, the most popular smartphones in China tend to exhibit familiar characteristics.

“The biggest part of smartphones sold in the county were mid-tier models,” MIC reports, which feature a dual- or dual-core CPU, have over 8M camera pixels, and deliver a 5-inch or larger screen.

Doov, Nokia, Apple, Leadcore, BBK, Huawei, Nvidia, Bird, AUX, Broadcom, TCL, Marvell, Coolpad, Konka, Gionee, Hisense, Samsung, Google, Hisilicon, HTC, Intel, Koobee, K-Touch, Lenovo, MediaTek, Meizu, Oppo, Qualcomm, Spreadtrum, Xiaomi, Yusun and ZTE are among the key players in the Chinese smartphone market.

Earlier this year, The China Internet Network Information Center released its latest Statistical Report on Internet Development in China. Based on details presented in the report, the number of Internet users in China has reached 618 million and the Internet penetration rate now stands at 45.8%.

Remarkably, the number of mobile Internet users reached 500 million by the end of 2013.

“The continuous growth of mobile Internet users facilitated the development of various applications of mobile phone terminal and was a highlight of China’s Internet development in 2013,” a report authors noted in a statement provided to MMW.