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The Launch of Low Cost Smartphones in Emerging Markets -
[March 02, 2018]

The Launch of Low Cost Smartphones in Emerging Markets -

The "Tariff Trends Snapshot 101 - The Launch of Low Cost Smartphones in Emerging Markets" report has been added to's offering.

A number of Smartphones are being launched, which provide LTE (News - Alert) 4G and VoLTE features, with many 4G Smartphones having a purchase cost of below USD $100.

SnapShot 101 follows on from the 2016 SnapShot 49, which examined Smartphones in selected Emerging Markets (including Brazil, China, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa), which showed the introduction of own-brand MNO Smartphones from MTN (News - Alert), Vodacom and Orange.

Low cost Smartphones are a feature of many markets, particularly China and India, with low cost devices using the Andoid 7.0 Nougat mobile operating system, with suppliers by Anee, Intex, IVOOMI, Coolpad, Solo and Haier.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Introduction - Changes in low cost smartphones

2. The introduction of low cost LTE 4G smartphones

3. The cost of smartphones in selected emerging markets

4. Conclusions - The growth in smartphone devices

Companies Mentioned

  • Airtel (India)
  • Cell-C (South Africa)
  • China Mobile (News - Alert)
  • Cote d'Ivorie
  • Egypt & Morocco)
  • Etisalat (Egypt)
  • Jio (India)
  • MTN (Ghana
  • Nigeria & South Africa)
  • Ooredoo Indosat (Indonesia)
  • Orange (Cameroon
  • Safaricom (Kenya)
  • Telkom Kenya
  • Telkomsel (News - Alert) (Indonesia)
  • Tigo (Ghana)
  • Vodacom (South Africa)
  • Vodafone (Egypt & India)
  • XL Axiata (Indonesia)

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