BEIJING, May 11 (Xinhua) -- China's smartphone shipments increased 6.5 percent year on year in April to 34.79 million units, data from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) showed.

Last month, smartphones made up 95.2 percent of all mobile phone shipments in the country, according to a report from the CAICT, a research institute under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Overall mobile phone shipments went up 6.7 percent in April to 36.53 million units, among which 95.4 percent were 4G phones.

Chinese-brand mobile phones accounted for 92.9 percent of total shipments last month, according to the report.