Romania smartphone sales up 20% to 1.5 mln units in H1

Wednesday 10 August 2016 | 10:45 CET | News
Romania's sales of smartphones grew 20 percent in the first half to reach a total of 1.5 million units, writes local paper Ziarul Financiar citing Samsung Romania's telecom division head, Cristian Cojocaru. The penetration of smartphones stands at 50 percent, which means that about 10 million Romanians use a smart mobile phone. The local smartphone market is moving towards 4.2 million units in 2016, that's 20 percent up compared to 2015, Cojocaru said. If the current pace of growth is maintained, the penetration rate of smartphones will reach close to 100 percent in Romania in 2020, Cojocaru

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Samsung
Countries: Romania
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