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Apple Topped US Unlocked Smartphone Market in Q4 2017

by Linda Sui | Feb 09, 2018

According to the latest report from our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service: US Unlocked Smartphone Vendor Market Share : Q4 2017, US unlocked smartphone shipment posted a +20% YoY growth during Q4 2017 mainly thanks to newly launched products from Motorola, Blu, and Samsung etc. Apple regained the leading position this quarter mainly thanks to the replacement sales of iPhone Upgrade Program. However, the adoption curve of iPhone Upgrade Program is lower than what we expected before.

Blu and Motorola almost tied and followed Apple in top 3 list this quarter. Samsung, TCL-Alcatel and LG are also among the major players in this category.

Our extensive report contains quarterly unlocked smartphone shipments and marketshare for the top 15 vendors in the United States from 2013 through Q4 2017. The report also contains US unlocked smartphone forecasts, as well as unlocked iPhone forecasts from 2012 through 2022.
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