MEA Smartphone Shipments Decline 7.8% YoY in Q2 2022 on Macro Headwinds

MEA Smartphone Shipments Decline 7.8% YoY in Q2 2022 on Macro Headwinds

MEA smartphone shipments retreated 7.8% YoY and 10% QoQ in Q2 2022 to 38 million units. This was the lowest level since Q2 2020, or since the depth…

MEA Smartphone Market Drops 4% YoY in Q1 2022 on Macroeconomic Concerns

MEA smartphone sales retreated 4% YoY in Q1 2022, mainly due to macro concerns. Samsung sales dropped YoY but saw their market share rebound from…

Counterpoint Research - Transsion Updates

Transsion Updates: Q1 2022

Growth Worries in Africa, India See First Revenue Drop Since COVID-19, But Diversification Efforts on Track June 6, 2022 Transsion Holdings reported…

Counterpoint Research Saudi Arabia Smartphone Market 2021

Saudi Arabia Smartphone Sales Cross Pre-pandemic Levels

Saudi Arabia’s smartphone market grew 49% YoY in 2021, a 14% increase from the pre-pandemic 2019. Samsung led the market despite losing share. Apple…

MEA Smartphone Market Grows 15% YoY in 2021 as Digital Adoption Accelerates

MEA smartphone sales grew 15% YoY in 2021, marking the best year ever for the market. Samsung continued to top the market, though its lead was…

Counterpoint Research MEA Smartphone Market Q3 2021

MEA Smartphone Market Witnesses Best Q3 on Record; Samsung Reverses Decline, TECNO Solidifies Position

MEA smartphone shipments grew 1% YoY and 7.5% QoQ in Q3 2021. The quarter was the best Q3 on record, registering shipments of 46.5 million devices.……

Counterpoint Research MEA Smartphone Market Q2 2021

MEA Smartphone Market Sees Best Q2 on Record; Samsung Leads but TECNO, Xiaomi Close Gap

MEA smartphone sales grew 35% YoY during Q2 2021, making it the best Q2 on record. Samsung continued to hold the top spot in the region by…

Ethiopia Smartphone Market Q1 2021

Ethiopia Smartphone Shipments up 10% YoY in Q1 2021; Opening up of Telecom Sector Offers Huge Opportunity

London, Hong Kong, Boston, Toronto, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – June 27, 2021 Ethiopia’s smartphone shipments increased 9.8% in Q1 2021,…

Middle East Smartphone Market Sees Light at the End of 2020 Tunnel

The Middle East smartphone market contracted in 2020 after experiencing big declines during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the second…

Transsion Holdings’ Journey to an IPO: Strengths and Challenges

Transsion Holdings, the top mobile phone OEM in the African market, plans to go public and list its shares on Shanghai’s tech-focused STAR Market.…

MEA_Smartphone and Feature Phone Market

Increasing Smartphone Adoption Drives Growth in Middle East and Africa

MEA Smartphone market grew 6% YoY in Q1 2019. Over 70% of the total smartphones sold in the region were in the sub-US$150 price segment. There is…

Feature Phones are Still Relevant: Shipments Grow (YoY) for the Fourth Consecutive Quarter

According to Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service, feature phone shipments grew for the fourth consecutive quarter. This is in contrast with the…