(ECNS) - China’s two leading e-commerce marketplaces, JD.com and Suning.com, are both claiming to have sold the first domestically produced 5G smartphone on Monday.
Following a pre-sale phase, ZTE Corp released its Axon 10 Pro 5G, powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 mobile platform and a 4000mAh capacity battery with wireless charging support.
JD.com said the first 5G smartphone, the Axon 10 Pro 5G, was delivered from a warehouse at midnight and ten minutes later a female customer in Beijing’s Chaoyang District, surnamed Wen, signed to receive the handset.
Meanwhile, in a statement, Suning.com said a 78-year-old man bought the first 5G smartphone from its outlet in Ciyunci, Beijing.
Other smartphone brands Huawei, vivo, OPPO and Xiaomi are set to release 5G smartphones in the third quarter. Insiders estimate about one million 5G phones will be sold this year and the number may reach 100 million next year, up to 15 percent of phone users.