According to data from IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, shipments of mobile phones to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region decreased by 5.9% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) in Q3 2022, totalling 5.23 million units.

Smartphone shipments also saw a QoQ decline of 5.7% to 4.74 million units, while feature phone shipments decreased by 8.1% over the same period to 0.48 million units. In terms of value, the GCC smartphone market was worth $1.93 billion in Q3 2022, an increase of 5.4% QoQ. The feature phone market, on the other hand, saw a decrease of 17.0% to $8.42 million.

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