The China Internet Network Information Center, together with Internet Society of China, has jointly issued the 2016 Statistical Report on Internet Development in China.
The report shows that China's online population had reached 780 million, which accounts for 56.9 percent of the country's population in 2015.
Apple is the market leader for Chinese mobile Internet users with a market share of 16.76%, followed by Samsung and Xiaomi with 15.78% and 15.56% respectively, last year.
The report also notes that among the top 10 smartphone brands for people to access the internet from mobile devices in China, the domestic smartphone brands had witnessed a wider user base of 60 percent, overtaking the foreign brands by nearly 20 percent in the country.
In addition, the use of Android applications on smartphones has reached about 80 percent among the smartphone using population, while the use of IOS applications was 13 percent, according to the report.