Moscow, March 13 — “Lead. Economy.” China in February shipped 14,51 million mobile phones, 19.9% less than the same period last year, writes China Daily, citing data from China Academy of information and communication technologies (CAICT).

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Last month the phone with support for 4G fell by 20.2% yoy to 13.98 million, accounting for 96.4 per cent of all deliveries of mobile phones in the country.

At the same time, smartphone shipments fell by 20.1% to 13.99 million, of which 90.9% the had on an Android device.

Mobile phones are Chinese brands (13,11 million units) was 90.3% of the total volume of supply in February.

The decline in sales could contribute to the fact that buyers are waiting for mobile phones with new technologies such as smartphones with support for 5G and the folding device, said Chinese news publication Jiemian.

According to research company TrendForce, it is expected that sales of smartphones with support for 5G reach 5 million in 2019.

As reported “Vesti. Economy”, Chinese technology giant Huawei in February presented at the world mobile Congress in Barcelona smartphone Mate X with a folding screen support the communication standard 5G.

The price of Huawei Mate X, whose sales will begin in mid-2019, will amount to €2299, significantly higher prices bendable smartphone Samsung Galaxy Fold ($1980) and iPhone from Apple.

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