GVR Report cover Qatar Smartphone Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Qatar Smartphone Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Price (Up to USD 199, USD 200-299, USD 300-399), By Screen Size, By Operating System (Android, iOS, Windows), And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-067-5
  • Number of Pages: 61
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Market Size & Trends

The Qatar smartphone market size was valued at USD 2.03 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 1.7% from 2023 to 2030. Qatar is one of the Arab states of the Persian Gulf that has witnessed the highest adoption rate of smartphones, exceeding the average adoption rate in the other Arab States. The market's growth can be attributed to the increasing adoption of these phones among millennials, high disposable income, and widespread use of broadband connections. Surging use of communication & collaboration applications, gaming applications, and internet surfing is expected to further boost the sales of smartphones in the country.

Qatar Smartphone Market size, by type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

Widespread availability and limited differentiation of low- and mid-range smartphones encourage manufacturers to emphasize their sales strategies that are inclined towards branding, advertising, and offering discounts. These sales strategies are estimated to propel the market over the forecast period.

Several government initiatives, including "Qatar National Vision 2030", focus on the country's infrastructure, human, socioeconomic, and environmental development. Such projects are leading to the widespread usage of smart and digital devices and are anticipated to stoke the Qatar smartphone market's growth over the forecast period.

However, some consumers are observed to choose low-cost and refurbished smartphones, especially if they need them for a shorter period. Spiraling demand for these revamped products is projected to negatively influence the market's growth in Qatar over the forecast period. Moreover, privacy concerns regarding access to personal information can further hamper the market growth.

Operating System Insights

The Android segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 59.7% in 2022. The widespread use of these phones in various applications such as social media & communication, gaming, entertainment, and web browsing and the latest technological improvements in the Android operating system are poised to contribute to the segment's growth over the forecast period.

The iOS segment is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 2.3% during the forecast period. IOS platforms offer several features for developers who offer gaming apps to attract high-end gamers successfully. Moreover, iOS offers customers a relatively better user experience and security by delivering curated content.

Price Insights

The USD above 400 segment accounted for the largest revenue share of 47.3% in 2022 and is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 2.1% over the forecast period. Substantial revenue generated by premium smartphones owing to their high price, superior quality features, and a higher degree of product differentiation is one of the primary growth stimulants for the segment. Additionally, consumers buy premium phones for themselves or gift them to their close friends and family, as these phones are perceived as a status symbol in Qatar.

The up to USD 199 segment is estimated to register  significant CAGR of 1.7% over the forecast period. The availability of different brands, access to cost-effective technologies, and increasing use of social media & messaging platforms among the youth lead to low-priced phones. These phones enable consumers to communicate and browse the Internet efficiently despite their low costs. The segment's growth can also be attributed to the increasing focus of manufacturers on mass production and on offering cost-effective phones with improved quality.

Screen Size Insights

The >5.5 inches and above segment held the largest revenue share of 39.3%  in 2022 and is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 2.1% over the forecast period. Wide-screen displays are preferred owing to the increasing use of smartphones in different end-use applications such as communication and collaboration in corporate offices, visual learning, gaming, digital retailing, and health monitoring. Features such as large screen sizes and higher resolution enable enhancements in the display of smartphones, which helps customers maximize their productivity using such phones.

Qatar Smartphone Market share, by type, 2021 (%)

The below 3.9 inches segment is expected to grow significantly over the forecast period. The growth of the travel and tourism industry in the country is creating the need for compact smartphones, which are easy to carry for consumers while traveling from one place to another. Compact phones are lightweight, require less space, include long-lasting battery life, provide the convenience of using these phones with one hand, and can be coupled with different wearable devices for multiple applications.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key market participants focus on increasing R&D investments, developing innovative products, and promotional activities to increase their sales and gain a competitive edge. OEMs operating in the market also emphasize on collaborating with retailers, such as collaborations, to help reduce inventories for both, while improving service levels and profit.

Key Qatar Smartphone Companies:

  • Apple Inc.
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
  • Lenovo

Recent Developments

  • In October 2022, Samsung Gulf Electronics announced the opening of its online store in Qatar, which will give customers seeking to buy smartphones, tablets, accessories, and wearables directly from Samsung a competitive edge. Customers may now benefit from a seamless user experience, special advantages, and unmatched deals from the brand's site.

  • In January 2020, Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) introduced HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro 5G to consumers in Qatar. It is a unique 5G smartphone with strong 5G capabilities supporting 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) modes.

Qatar Smartphone Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 2.32 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 1.7% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Report updated

November 2023

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Operating system, price, screen size

Country scope


Key companies profiled

SAMSUNG; Apple Inc.; Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.; Lenovo

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Qatar Smartphone Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Qatar smartphone market on the basis of operating system, price, and screen size:

  • Operating System Outlook (Revenue in USD Billion, 2017 - 2030)

    • Android

    • iOS

    • Windows

    • Others

  • Price Outlook (Revenue in USD Billion, 2017 - 2030)

    • Upto USD 199

    • USD 200-299

    • USD 300-399

    • Above USD 400

  • Screen Size Outlook (Revenue in USD Billion, 2017 - 2030)

    • Below 3.9 inches

    • 4 to 4.4 inches

    • 4.5 to 4.9 inches

    • 5 to 5.4 inches

    • 5.5 inches and above

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