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Dual-SIM Smartphone market growth driven by APAC Region

by Rajeev Nair | Jul 10, 2015

The dual-SIM smartphone market is set to grow at an impressive +40% (Y-o-Y) in 2015, with the two Asian countries, in China and India, poised to take 74% of the market share for the year. While China is to dominate this market in terms of device sales, India would be having the highest penetration rates for dual-SIM Smartphones.  The major players driving this market include Samsung, Lenovo, Huawei and Micromax.

Dual-SIM dual-standby (DSDS) models currently dominate dual-SIM smartphone market with over 90% volume share in 2014. However, dual-SIM dual active (DSDA) models have emerged since 2011, initially in dual mode CDMA market.

                                DUAL SIM Smartphones - July 10 2015

Dual-SIM smartphones are likely to grow at a CAGR of +17% from 2014 - 2020 and are to play a key role during the migration from 3G towards 4G LTE in China. They are also set to become a growth segment among mid-range prepaid users in emerging markets and some niche developed markets.

Available to clients, this extensive report from Strategy Analytics' Wireless Smartphone Strategies service, forecasts global dual-SIM Smartphone sales in 6 major regions and 2 key countries to include China and India, from 2007 to 2020. Qualitative analysis of Top vendors and key technologies in this market are included too.

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