Thus, the volume of the Russian market of mobile gadgets has demonstrated a 17% increase compared to the figures of the year 2017, according to a press release published on Friday, PJSC “MTS”.

According to the statistics, over the past 12 months in Russia has sold over 30 million smartphones, while the average price of a purchased unit amounted to 15.2 thousand rubles, which is 20% more than last year.

It is noteworthy that the peak of the sales growth occurred in the models middle segment, defined by the specialists of “MTS” range from 15 to 30 thousand rubles. The demand for budget gadgets (cheaper than 10 thousand rubles) in the population has decreased by about 20%.

The company also noted a significant monopolization of the market of gadgets. So, in 2018, 94% of the working capital market had only three brands of gadgets: Apple and Samsung Honor/Huawei. In the piece-their proportion was 84% of total turnover (data to salons MTS).

Informed Business Insider compiled a ranking of the five best smartphones in 2018, which was no place for devices of the Chinese manufacturers.

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