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Samsung top phone brand, iPhone 6 leading device in UAE

ABU DHABI, September 6, 2017

Samsung was the most popular mobile handset brand in the UAE, while iPhone 6 was the leading Smartphone, according to the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) statistics for the second quarter of 2017.

The report reveals the market share of mobile phones in the UAE by manufacturer and model.

According to the report, during the period between April 1 and June 30, 81.5 per cent of handsets registered on the UAE’s networks were Smartphones.

In terms of Smartphones by model, the iPhone 6 continues to be the most commonly used Smartphone in the UAE comprising 3.1 per cent of total handsets registered on UAE networks.

The report shows that the iPhone 6S was the second most popular Smartphone with 2.33 per cent. The third most commonly used Smartphone was iPhone 7 with a share of 2.25 per cent. The fourth place went to iPhone 7plus with a share of 1.77 per cent.

The report indicates that during the second quarter of 2017, 34.5 per cent of all handsets registered on UAE mobile networks were manufactured by Samsung.

Nokia handsets were the second most popular manufacturer with a presence of 22.9 per cent. Apple manufactured the third most popular handsets used in UAE with a share of 15.5 per cent. This was followed by Lenovo with 5.4 per cent, and then Huawei with 3.2 per cent.

Apple iTunes Store was by far the most visited applications website, followed by Samsung apps, and finally Android applications.  

In terms of social media, UAE Smartphone and fixed internet users made 20.4 billion visits to social networking websites during the period. Visits to Facebook accounted for 90.4 per cent of total visits to social networking sites, followed by Twitter with 5.0 per cent of visits, then LinkedIn with 4.6 per cent. - TradeArabia News Service




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