Dubai - Newly released data from IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows that shipments of mobile phones to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region declined 0.8% quarter on quarter (QoQ) in Q1 2022 to total 6.10 million units.
Smartphone shipments were up 0.4% QoQ to 5.47 million units, while feature phone shipments decline 9.8% over the same period to 0.63 million units. In terms of value, the GCC smartphone market was worth $2.09 billion in Q4 2021, a decrease of 4.5% QoQ, while the feature phone market totaled $11.16 million, down 25.9%.
Samsung and Xiaomi channels reported improved supply across the GCC for the quarter. Samsung saw its most significant growth in the low ($100
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