MEA smartphone shipments soar 83%, boosted by cheaper models

Monday 27 April 2015 | 16:37 CET | News
Smartphone shipment volumes to the Middle East and Africa grew 83 percent in 2014, boosted the increased availability of cheaper models and dual-Sim devices, according to a report by IDC. Smartphones accounted for 41.9 percent of all mobile handset shipments to the region, up from 27 percent the year before, with the overall handset market expanding 19.6 percent in volume year-on-year. Feature phone shipments fell 4.5 percent, pulled down by the availability of more affordable smartphones. Smartphones priced under USD 100 captured a 20 percent share of the MEA smartphone market, up from 5

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / BlackBerry / Huawei China / Samsung
Countries: Africa / Middle East
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