BEIJING, June 15 (Xinhua) -- China's mobile phone shipments continued its rally with 1.2 percent year-on-year growth to 38.29 million units in May, according to a report.
Total shipments during the January-May period reached 152 million units, down 4.8 percent from the same period last year, the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, said in its report.
Shipment of 4G phones hit 36.48 million, up by 1.2 percent year on year, accounting for 95.3 percent of the total shipments in May, according to CAICT.
Home-made brands accounted for 91.3 percent of the total shipments last month, with a 2.7-percent increase year on year to 34.96 million units.
Meanwhile, smartphone shipments expanded 1.3 percent year on year to 36.44 million units, accounting for 95.1 percent of the gross shipments in May, CAICT said.