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US Unlocked Smartphone Shipments Grew + 65% YoY in Q2 2016

by Linda Sui | Aug 10, 2016

According to the latest report from our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) services: US Unlocked Smartphone Vendor Market Share : Q2 2016, unlocked smartphone segment grew +65% YoY in US in Q2 2016, far above average growth rate of -1% YoY.

The "unlocked" smartphone market has been growing rapidly across the United States in recent years. BLU, Apple, Samsung, LG, Motorola and TCL-Alcatel are among the major players in this category.

The rapid shift toward EIPs (Equipment Instalment Plans) and leasing by top carriers in the US, as well as the increased availability of SIM-only plans, plus the recent introduction of Apple’s iPhone Upgrade Program have accelerated the growth of unlocked smartphones in the US since 2013. We forecast US unlocked smartphone market will maintain robust growth rate over the following few years.

WSS clients please click here to access the full report.

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