China’s shipment of smartphones grew 30.6% year-on-year to 32.7 million handsets in October, said the China Academy of Information and Communications (CAICT).
This is a significant increase from a year ago, in October 2020, when shipments reached 25 million, it said.
During the first ten months of the year, China's mobile phone shipments stood at 282 million units, up 12% year on year.
A total of 26 new models were released last month, up 4% from a year earlier, the data showed.
According to Xinhua news agency, the country's domestic brands continued to dominate mobile phone shipments last month. Their shipments topped 22.81 million units, making up 67.9% of the total shipments.
The volume accounted for 74.5% of the country's total mobile phone shipments during the period, said the CAICT.
In the January-October period, a total of 188 newly-released mobile phone models were 5G phones, accounting for 49.5% of all the newly-released handset models.
Meanwhile, shipments of 5G smartphones in China reached 167.5 million units in 2020, accounting for more than half of the total smartphone shipment throughout the year, according to global market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
In the fourth quarter last year, China shipped 60.1 million 5G handsets, data from IDC showed.