Gulf mobile phone market remains flat in Q3

Tuesday 12 December 2017 | 11:46 CET | News
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) mobile phone market remained flat in the third quarter, according to the latest figures from IDC. Overall shipments for the quarter totaled 6.4 million units, reflecting an increase of just 0.1 percent quarter on quarter. Smartphone shipments declined 4.9 percent sequentially, but this was offset by a 13.0 percent increase in feature phone shipments, which helped deliver a semblance of stability to the overall mobile phone market. Strong demand for Nokia's new range of feature phones was the main driving force behind growth in the segment.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Nokia / Samsung
Countries: Middle East
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