This article originally appeared on ABACUS The competition for China’s 5G smartphone users has kicked off in earnest. As of September, China shipped about 485,000 5G smartphones, according to IDC . In the third quarter, Vivo alone accounted for 54.3% of all 5G smartphones shipped in China, according to the report. Samsung came in second with 29% of the market. Huawei and Xiaomi were the third and fourth with 9.5% and 4.6% respectively. China is aggressively rolling out its 5G network across the country. Last week, all three of China’s state-owned telecom companies launched commercial 5G services in 50 cities. The cheapest package from China Mobile costs just 128 yuan (US$18). Vivo is one of the only companies with a mid-range 5G smartphone available in China. Its iQOO Pro 5G starts at 3,698 yuan (US$522). It has the NEX 3 5G for the high-end market starting at 5,698 yuan (US$805). In the mid-range market, Vivo has to contend with Xiaomi, which launched the Mi 9 Pro 5G in September for 3,699 yuan (US$520). Huawei and Samsung are both focusing on the high-end market, the report said. For more insights into China tech, sign up for our tech newsletters , subscribe to our Inside China Tech podcast , and download the comprehensive 2019 China Internet Report . Also roam China Tech City , an award-winning interactive digital map at our sister site Abacus .