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.