Smartphones most popular handsets in UAE


By Haseeb Haider

Smartphones continue to be the most popular handsets in the UAE, while 56.2 per cent of all handsets registered in the country were manufactured by Nokia, says latest statistics.

According to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) 46 per cent registered handsets were smartphones, a figure that has increased during each quarter in the year.

The authority has released a report on the nation’s most popular mobile phone handsets, social networking platforms and applications websites. Investigating the current state of the market, the report reveals the market share of mobile phones in the UAE by manufacturer and model.

According to the report, the market was dominated by smartphones. The iPhone 5 was the most commonly used smartphone in the UAE with 2.8 per cent of the total handsets registered on networks.

The report illustrates that the Samsung SIII was the second most popular smartphone with 2.5 per cent of the market share, followed by iPhone 4S which had 2.3 per cent market share followed by iPhone 4 and BlackBerry 9900 both had 1.8 per cent market penetration.

Samsung S4 had 1.6 per cent market popularity, followed by Galaxy S Duos 1.2 per cent, BlackBerry Bold 9790 1.1 per cent and BlackBerry Bold 9780 one per cent.

According to TRA 56.2 per cent of all handsets registered on the UAE networks were manufactured by Nokia followed by Samsung 16.4 per cent and BlackBerry 10.2 per cent. More info


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