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Saudi smartphone shipments drop by 15.3% in 2018

Wednesday 27 February 2019 | 09:59 CET | News
Saudi Arabia's smartphone market saw a 15.3 percent year-on-year decline in shipments in 2018, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). Its Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows smartphone shipments to the country fell to 7.5 million units in 2018, down 48 percent from the market's peak in 2015. 

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Huawei / Samsung
Countries: Saudi Arabia
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