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UAE Smartphone Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019

  • October 2014
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  • TechSci Research
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  • 90 pages

Over the last few years, mobile phones have evolved from a device used for making calls or sending SMS to a smartphone designed for functions as diverse as accessing internet on-the-go and playing games. With rapid advancements in the field of mobile technology, the adoption of smartphones has been increasing at a faster pace across major global market. Mirroring the same trend, the smartphone market in the UAE is also growing with significant rise in demand over the past five years. Global mobile giants like Samsung. HTC and Nokia are coming up with a wide range of smartphones at significantly lower prices. As a result, mobile users are increasingly switching to high-end smartphones with smart features. Ever since the launch of high speed data services in the country, mobile phone users in the UAE are demanding for internet on-the-go features, which has largely driven smartphones sales in the country. Other major factors driving smartphone sales in the UAE include higher disposable income and changing lifestyle of consumers.

According to “UAE Smartphone Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019”, the smartphone market in the UAE is forecast to reach USD9.32 billion in 2019. The market has been segmented into smartphones featuring display below 5 inches, and phablets (with display size above 5 inches). In 2013, smartphones (display size below 5 inches) dominated the market, occupying majority share in terms of volume sales in the UAE. Through the forecast period, smartphones are expected to continue dominating the market. However, the penetration of phablets is expected to almost double through 2019 as more mobile users would prefer smartphones with larger display. Major players offering high-end smartphones in the UAE include Samsung, Apple, Blackberry, Nokia, HTC, etc. “UAE Smartphone Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019” discusses the following aspects of smartphone market in the UAE:

- UAE Smartphone Market Size, Share & Forecast
- Segmental & Regional Analysis
- Market Dynamics
- Changing Market Trends & Emerging Opportunities
- Competitive Landscape & Strategic Recommendations

Why You Should Buy This Report?

- To gain an in-depth understanding of smartphone market in the UAE
- To identify the on-going trends, and anticipated growth over the next five years
- To help industry consultants, smartphone manufacturers and distributors align their market-centric strategies
- To obtain research based business decisions and add weight to presentations and marketing material
- To avail 10% customization in the report without any extra charges and get the research data or trends added in the report as per the buyer’s specific needs

Report Methodology

The information contained in this report is based upon both primary and secondary sources. Primary research included interviews with smartphone manufacturers and suppliers in the UAE. Secondary research included an exhaustive search of relevant publications like company annual reports, financial reports and other proprietary databases.

Table Of Contents

UAE Smartphone Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019
1. Research Methodology
2. Analyst View
3. Global Smartphone Market Overview
4. UAE Smartphone Market Outlook
4.1. Market Size and Forecast
4.1.1. By Value
4.1.2. By Volume
4.2. Market Share and Forecast
4.2.1. By Segment (Phablets and Smartphone with display below 5 inches)
4.2.2. By Operating System (Android, iOS, Windows, etc.)
4.2.3. By Region
4.2.4. By Company
5. UAE Smartphones (Display Size below 5 Inches) Market Outlook
5.1. Market Size and Forecast
5.1.1. By Value
5.1.2. By Volume
5.2. Market Share and Forecast
5.2.1. By Operating System
6. UAE Phablet (Display Size above 5 Inches) Market Outlook
6.1. Market Size and Forecast
6.1.1. By Value
6.1.2. By Volume
6.2. Market Share and Forecast
6.2.1. By Operating System
7. Market Dynamics
7.1. Drivers
7.2. Challenges
8. Recent Industry Trends and Developments
8.1. Growing Mobile Internet Usage
8.2. Emerging E-Commerce
8.3. Emerging iOS market
8.4. Increasing Sales of Phablets
9. Competitive Landscape
9.1. Microsoft Corporation
9.2. Samsung Electronics Co
9.3. Apple Inc.
9.4. Research in Motion Limited
9.5. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
9.6. Sony Mobile Communication Inc.
9.7. LG Electronics Limited
9.8. HTC Corporation
9.9. ZTE Corporation
9.10. Lenovo Group Limited
10. Strategic Recommendations

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Smartphone Market Size, By Value, 2010-2019F (USD Billion)
Figure 2: Global Smartphone Market Size, By Volume, 2010-2019F (Million Units)
Figure 3: UAE Internet Subscription Share, By Service Provider, By Volume, 2013
Figure 4: UAE Preferred Modes for Internet Browsing Among Internet User Population, 2013
Figure 5: UAE Major Internet Usage Activities, 2013
Figure 6: UAE Average Spending on Mobile Telephony, 2012
Figure 7: UAE SIM Card Penetration, By SIM Slot, 2012
Figure 8: Major Factors Responsible for Growing Mobile Internet Penetration
Figure 9: UAE Smartphone Market Size, By Value, 2010-2013 (USD Million)
Figure 10: UAE Smartphone Market Size, By Value, 2014E-2019F (USD Million)
Figure 11: UAE Smartphone Market Size, By Volume, 2010-2019F (Million Units)
Figure 12: UAE Smartphone Market Share, By Segment, By Volume, 2013 and 2019F
Figure 13: UAE Smartphone Market Share, By Operating System, By Volume, 2013
Figure 14: UAE Smartphone Market Share, By Operating System, By Volume, 2019F
Figure 15: UAE Smartphone Market Share, By Region, By Volume, 2013
Figure 16: UAE Smartphone Market Share, By Region, By Volume, 2019F
Figure 17: UAE Smartphone Market Share, By Company, By Volume, 2013
Figure 18: UAE Smartphone Market Share, By Company, By Volume, 2019
Figure 19: UAE Smartphone (Display below 5 Inches) Market Size, By Value, 2010-2019F (USD Million)
Figure 20: UAE Smartphone (Display below 5 Inches) Market Size, By Volume, 2010-2019F (Million Units)
Figure 21: UAE Smartphone (Display below 5 Inches) Market Share, By Operating System, By Volume, 2013
Figure 22: UAE Smartphone (Display below 5 Inches) Market Share, By Operating System, By Volume, 2019F
Figure 23: UAE Phablet Market Size, By Value 2010-2019F (USD Million)
Figure 24: UAE Phablet Market Size, By Volume 2010-2019F (Million Units)
Figure 25: UAE Phablet Market Share, By Operating System, By Volume, 2013
Figure 26: UAE Phablet Market Share, By Operating System, By Volume, 2019F
Figure 27: UAE Smartphone Average Selling Price, 2010-2019F (USD)
Figure 28: UAE Average Monthly Spending By Mobile Phone Subscribers, 2013
Figure 29: UAE Preferred Modes of Online Purchase, 2013
Figure 30: UAE iOS Shipments, 2011-2019F (Million Units)
Figure 31: Microsoft Corporation Financial Details, 2012 and 2013 (USD Million)
Figure 32: Samsung Electronics Co., Limited Financial Details, 2012 and 2013 (USD Million)
Figure 33: Apple Inc. Financial Details, 2012 and 2013 (USD Million)
Figure 34: Research in Motion Limited Financial Details, 2012 and 2013 (USD Million)
Figure 35: Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. Financial Details, 2012 and 2013 (USD Million)
Figure 36: LG Electronics Limited Financial Details, 2012 and 2013 (USD Million)
Figure 37: HTC Corporation Limited Financial Details, 2012 and 2013 (USD Million)
Figure 38: ZTE Corporation Financial Details, 2012 and 2013 (USD Million)
Figure 39: Lenovo Group Limited Financial Details, 2012 and 2013 (USD Million)

List of Tables

Table 1: Microsoft Corporation Authorized Dealers in UAE
Table 2: Nokia Smartphone Average Selling Prices, By Model (USD)
Table 3: Samsung Electronics Co., Limited Authorized Dealers in UAE
Table 4: Samsung Smartphone Average Selling Price, By Model (USD)
Table 5: Apple Smartphone Average Selling Price, By Model (USD)
Table 6: Apple Inc. Authorized Dealers in UAE
Table 7: Blackberry Smartphone Average Selling Price, By Model (USD)
Table 8: Research in Motion Limited Authorized Dealers in UAE
Table 9: Huawei Smartphone Average Selling Prices, By Model (USD)
Table 10: Huawei Technologies Authorized Dealers in UAE
Table 11: Sony Smartphone Average Selling Prices, By Model (USD)
Table 12: Sony Mobile Communications Distributors in UAE
Table 13: LG Electronics Limited Authorized Distributors in UAE
Table 14: LG Smartphone Average Selling Price, By Model (USD)
Table 15: HTC Smartphone Average Selling Price, By Model (USD)
Table 16: HTC Corporation Limited Authorized Distributors in UAE
Table 17: ZTE Smartphone Average Selling Price, By Model (USD)
Table 18: ZTE Corporation Distributors in UAE
Table 19: Lenovo Group Average Selling Price, By Model (USD)
Table 20: Lenovo Group Limited Major Distributors in UAE


Companies Mentioned
1. Microsoft Corporation
2. Samsung Electronics Co
3. Apple Inc.
4. Research in Motion Limited
5. Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
6. Sony Mobile Communication Inc.
7. LG Electronics Limited
8. HTC Corporation
9. ZTE Corporation
10. Lenovo Group Limited

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