US unlocked smartphone shipments grow 140% in 2015

Wednesday 24 February 2016 | 08:36 CET | News
US unlocked smartphone shipments grew by 140 percent to 14.6 million units in 2015, compared to total US smartphone shipments growing by only 7 percent to 158.7 million units, according to Strategy Analytics. The unlocked smartphone market expanded by 103 percent to 6.1 million units in 2014 and is forecast to grow to 23 million units this year, accounting for 14 percent of total smartphone volumes. The rising popularity of unlocked smartphones is connected to leasing and instalment programmes that take smartphones back to their real values rather than subsidised prices, making cost-sensitive

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Companies: Apple / Google / Huawei China / LG / Motorola
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