The number of handsets that applied for network access in China in the third quarter of 2020 was 141, of which 77 were 5G handsets, accounting for 54.61 percent, according to a report released by the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT), a government think tank, on October 30.
This is an increase of 46.5 percentage points compared to the third quarter of 2019. Compared to the second quarter of 2020, this represents an increase of 2.7 percentage points.
The number of 4G handsets was 53, or 37.59 percent, down 28.3 percentage points from the third quarter of 2019 and down 1.8 percentage points from the second quarter of 2020.
In terms of bands, of the 77 5G handsets, 100% support band41, 100% support band78, 85.7% support band79, and 19.5% support band28.
Of the 53 4G handsets, 100% support band41, 75.5% support band1, and 92.5% support band3.
The report also pointed out that smartphones accounted for 87.7 percent of the 4G and 5G mobile phones applied for network access in the third quarter.
Among all smartphones, Android operating system still tops the list, accounting for 94.7 percent, with Android 10 accounting for 54.6 percent and Android version 11 making its debut in the market.