Sales of 5G phones to take off in 2020

IDC research noted that smartphone shipment in China will record 0.7 percent growth in 2020, fueled by its 5G industry, ending a three-year-decline in smartphone shipment.

Mobile phone shipments in China fell to 389 million units, a 6.2 percent drop in 2019, while the 5G phones registered comprehensive growth, with 13 million units shipped last year, according to the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology.