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5G phone market decline, Huawei said 4G is more mature



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China is the fastest country to rollout 5G. But now, the 5G phone market is facing a sharp decline. China Academy of Information and Communications Technology published a report about the smartphone market in November 2022.

This report covers the market statics from January to November 2022. According to the information, the total shipments of phones in the Chinese market reached 244 million units, a year-on-year decline of 23.2%.

Among them, 5G mobile phone shipments were 191 million units, a year-on-year market decline of 20.2%. The total 5G accounted for 78.3% of mobile phone shipments in the same period.

From January to November 2022, there was a total of 381 new models released. It is a year-on-year decline of 10.8%, of which, 202 are 5G phones and it’s also a year-on-year decline of 0.5%, accounting for 53.0% of the number of new models of mobile phones on the market during the last year.

5G phone market decline

Looking at the domestic and overseas companies’ composition. From January to November 2022, Chinese brand shipments equaled 207 million units, a year-on-year decline of 24.9%, accounting for 84.8% of mobile phone shipments during the same period.

On the other hand, domestic players launched a total of 346 new models, a year-on-year decline of 10.8% %, accounting for 90.8% of the number of new models of mobile phones launched in the same period.

looking at smartphone development. During the reported time frame, smartphone shipments were 237 million units, a year-on-year decline of 23.6%, accounting for 97.2% of mobile phone shipments in the same period.

While a total of 318 new models of smartphones were launched, a year-on-year decrease of 11.2%, accounting for 83.5% of the number of new models launched during the same period.

So, it’s decline everywhere.

5G is not the first choice:

4G is a more mature and easily available network as 5G is still under development for a wide and stable availability. More people are considering buying Huawei Mate 50 series because of its features and they’re unbothered by 4G access.

To be mentioned, Huawei staff in stores are providing demos for customers with a live comparison between current 5G and 4G network speed to showcase that Huawei provides better and more stable network performance even without a 5g chipset.

Huawei is currently launching 4G phones due to the lack of important components but the company is still giving a tough competition to 5G enabled phone with latest WiFi and network technologies.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.