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Saudi Arabia leads Middle East mobile phone sales with 57% share

Smartphones represent 78% of devices sold during Q3 2015, according to IDC report


Saudi Arabia acquired the largest share of mobile device sales in the Middle East region during the third quarter of the current year, at 57%.

The UAE followed, with 22% of Middle East sales, then Kuwait, Oman and Qatar with equal shares of 6%. Bahrain came in last with 3% of Middle East sales, according to a report by International Data Corporation (IDC) on mobile phone sales in the third quarter of 2015.

The report said smartphones had the largest share of sold mobile devices, at 78%, and traditional mobile devices acquired 22%. In terms of financial revenues, smartphones acquired 98% of mobile phone sale revenues in the Middle East, while regular mobile phones acquired a share of only 2%.

Samsung took the largest market share of smart phone sales in the Middle East during the third quarter of this year, with 45%. Apple devices took second place with 18%, compared to 15% last year. Huawei came in third place with a market share of 11% compared to 6% for the same period in 2014. Lenovo came in fourth place, while HTC acquired 3% of mobile sales in the Middle East.

In terms of financial value, Samsung acquired the largest share of mobile phone sale revenues in the Middle East with 47%, followed by Apple with a 36% share. Huawei and Lenovo got equal shares of 4% of total mobile phone sales in Middle East revenues, while HTC’s share recorded 3%.

Android operating systems acquired the largest share of smart device sales during the third quarter of 2015, at 80%, while the IOS share of sold smart devices reached 18%, and the share of Windows Phone and Blackberry operating systems came in at 1% each.

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