BEIJING, July 14 (Xinhua) -- China's mobile phone shipments decreased 6.3 percent to 34.31 million units in June, according to a report by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT).
Total shipments during the January-June period reached 186 million units, down 5.1 percent from the same period last year, said CAICT, a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
The mobile phone market is now in a transitional period from 4G to 5G, as the first 5G phone model was launched in market last month, the report said.
Shipment of 4G phones accounted for 96.9 percent of the total shipments in June at 33.26 million, down 5.2 percent year on year.
Meanwhile, smartphone shipments dropped 5 percent year on year to 33.22 million units, accounting for 96.8 percent of the gross shipments last month, CAICT said.