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KaiOS Feature Phone Shipments Rebounded 23% YoY in Q1 2021

by Abhilash Kumar | May 03, 2021

Strategy Analytics estimates global KaiOS feature phone shipments grew +23% YoY in Q1 2021. The market returned to positive annual growth after 8 consequtive quarters of annual decline. The growth is driven by COVID situation getting back to normal and ease in lockdown conditions across the globe. TCL-Alcatel led the chart with 26% market share, followed by HMD (Nokia) and Reliance Jio.

Read this report for more insights. This report talks about major KaiOS vendors and their quarterly shipments from 2017 to 2021 Q1. While KaiOS feature phone just made up a very small volume share of total feature phone market this quarter, the wholesale price of KaiOS 3G and 4G feature phones are much higher (e.g. five times higher) than 2G dumb feature phones which are usually below US$10. We recommend industry stakeholders like OEMs, operators who still focus on feature phone segment to closely watch the development and evolution of KaiOS feature phones in the following years. Also, this report is a must for app players who have been developing apps for KaiOS platforms to understand the present dynamics.

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