TECH: Global Smartphone sales reach new record

Global Smartphone sales had achieved a new record in the second quarter of the year, German Market Research Institute GfK said on Monday.

A total of 346.9 million Smart phones had been sold worldwide between April and June, representing a year-on-year increase of four per cent, the report shows.

Asia led the demand growth with a year-on-year rise of 13 per cent, followed by Central and Eastern Europe at 11 per cent and Latin America at 10 per cent.

Some 110.1 million smart phones had been sold in the Chinese market in the second quarter of the year, slightly more than the same period in 2016.

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“The record demand for smart phones in the second quarter this year is high.

“In spite the saturation in some markets, the desire to own a smart phone is a worldwide phenomenon,” Arndt Polifke, GfK Global Director of Telecom Research said.

Yotaro Noguchi, Product Lead in GfK’s Trends and Forecasting Division said that consumers were willing to pay more for their smart phones as they seek a better user experience.

He said that GfK forecasts Smartphone demand would continue to see year-on-year growth in 2018. (Xinhua/NAN)

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