By Mohamed Alaa El Din
Smartphones with two cameras (in the front and back) dominated sales in the local market, according to GFK Foundation.
The Foundation added that double camera devices made up to 52.2% of mobile phone sales during the period from January to October 2014, achieving sales of 2.8m devices.
According to the GFK Foundation report, smart devices with a single camera got a share of 47.8% of market sales, with 2.6m sold devices. The report also shows a growing consumer trend towards purchasing smart devices with two cameras.
Market sales of double camera devices during last August reached 340,000 devices with a percentage of 57.7%. Single-camera devices sales during the same period reached 249,000 devices with a market share of 42.3% of total mobile phone sales during last August.
According to the report, sales of double-camera smartphones increased during last September to reach EGP 370,000 from a total 631,000 devices sold during September 2013 with a market share of 58.7%. Single-camera smartphones had a share of only 41.3% with sale of 261,000 devices.
In October, double camera smartphones continued to grow, dominating a market share of 85.9% of the market sales, with a number of 384,000 devices. Single camera devices got a share of only 41.1% to reach sales of 269,000 devices.