Chinese smartphones enjoying booming sales

NANCHANG, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Demand for Chinese smartphones has boomed in the past few years domestically and abroad, a report has revealed.

Sales of smartphones made in China rocketed to 33.8 percent of the world's total in the past year from almost zero in 2010, according to the report published at the 2014 National Electronic Information Industry Symposium in Ji'an City, east China's Jiangxi Province on Monday.

Homegrown smartphones dominated the domestic market in 2013, accounting for 72 percent of the all the handsets sold in the country, from a mere 16 percent in 2010.

China produced 870 million smartphones in 2013, a year-on-year increase of 74 percent, the report shows.

By January, 838 million Chinese, nearly two-thirds of the country's population, were using mobile Internet, according to official statistics.