Saudi Arabia is one of the most significant smartphone markets in Middle East. The country is known for its extravagant natives, adopting lavish lifestyle, thanks to its rapidly growing economy which is primarily driven by Petroleum production.
Saudi people have rich standard of living and love best Smartphones, and there is no brand but Apple which offers high prices as well as premium features. Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy Phone is the most popular Smartphones in KSA. Other competing mobile brands are on next positions including Huawei, Nokia, Oppo, LG, Xiaomi and Infinix Mobile.
There is too much fluctuation seen in Mobile Prices in Saudi Arabia over the years. By the passage of time, mobile phone prices in Saudi Arabia tend toward higher side. Many international brands like iPhone, Samsung, HTC and Huawei etc are marketing in KSA with their most capable and premium smartphones.
The Apple iPhone X is most expensive handset as well as the most successful and widely used smartphone in Saudi Arabia. Similarly, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus are highly demanded in KSA due to their higher performance and exclusive prices. When it comes to Android operating systems, Saudi people give priority to the most enchanting those of smartphones that represent their dignity and royalty. Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus are the best Android smartphones in Saudi Arabia. Apart from these, many other brands especially HTC and Huawei have been doing very well in Saudi Arabia mobile industry with their flagships - HTC U11, U11+ and Huawei Mate 10.
There is also a considerable consumer segment, mostly expatriates, like to buy affordable smartphones. This segment of Saudi market is mostly covered by android based smartphones. But with iOS, Apple iPhone hasn’t seemed yet interested in captivating this budget friendly segment due to its higher mobile prices in Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, Samsung and Huawei have proved to be great strategist – as they launched their latest and affordable smartphones as well as premium devices.
Xiaomi, Blackberry, and Nokia's cheaper mobile prices in Saudi Arabia attract a large portion of this segment. Oppo, Lenovo and Motorola are also doing good job but those of brands have still stood there due to lesser interest of Saudi Arabian in their smartphones as compared to Apple and Samsung. In fact, Saudi Arabia mobile market is dominated by exquisite and expensive Apple iPhone, and this trend of iPhone seems to be continued in the Middle Eastern kingdom for quite a while in future.