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Smartphone supply to Middle East, Africa up by 83 per cent in 2014

The Times of India
PTI|April 28,2015

DUBAI: Smartphone shipments to the Middle East and Africa saw an unprecedented year-on-year growth of 83 per cent in 2014, according to a report.

The Q4 2014 Handsets Tracker released by International Data Corporation (IDC) said that smartphones accounted for 41.9 per cent of all mobile handset shipments to the region in 2014, up from 27 per cent in 2013.

“Many new vendors have been eager to get into the region’s burgeoning smartphone space, with a number of them launching phones in this growing price band,” says Nabila Popal, IDC’s research manager for handsets and display solutions in the Middle East and Africa.

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