Unlocked phone shipments in the U.S. grew 140% in 2015
According to new data, purchases of unlocked smartphones in the U.S. saw massive growth in 2015. While unlocked phones made up only 9% of total smartphone shipments last year, that represents 14.6 million phones, or 140% growth over 2014. Companies leading the unlocked charge in the U.S. include BLU, Apple, and Motorola.
From Strategy Analytics:
BLU ended up with 35.6% of the unlocked market, up from 32.8% in 2014, while Apple went from 11.5% to 12.3%, and Motorola ended up with 9.6%, up from 1.6%. Strategy Analytics also observed that unlocked phones are the fastest-growing segment of the mobile market in the U.S., and they forecast 23 million unlocked phones will be sold in the U.S. in 2016.
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