Smartphone shipments from China’s factories to vendors rose 17% in April compared to the same month a year ago, according to government data released on Tuesday.
A total of 47.728 million mobile phones were shipped in China in April 2020, up 14.2 percent year-on-year, according to data released by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).
During the January to April period, China's mobile phone market overall shipments totaled at 9.0681 million units, down 20.1%.
According to the report, in April 2020, China's mobile phones listed 48 new models, an increase of 14.3% year-on-year, and from January to April, the new models were 137, a 18.0% decrease.
5G mobile phone shipments in April were 16.382 million units, accounting for the 39.3% of the total mobile phone shipments. A total of 22 new 5G models were listed, accounting for the 45.8% of the number of the new listed models.
In April 2020, the amount of Chinese mobile smartphones was 37.982 million units, up 11.9% year-on-year, accounting for 91.0% of the total mobile phone shipments.
The numbers suggest an early domestic rebound for smartphone makers such as Apple and Huawei Technolgies and a potential return to normalcy in China for the broader consumer hardware market in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak.
For the first time in years, the organization did not reveal the percentage of Android devices shipped, a key metric that gave insight into how many smartphones Apple sold in China each month.