Huawei Mobile Devices increased the prices of its mobile phone and tablet products on 18 February by 8.6%, according to the price list of which Daily News Egypt obtained a copy. The Mate 9 phone’s price increased from EGP 10,010 to EGP 10,879, whereas the price of the Mate 8 increased from EGP 8,950 to EGP 9,725.
The price of the G8 increased from EGP 4,770 to EGP 5,179, the Y6 Pro-3G from EGP 2,530 to EGP 2,749, and the Y3C from EGP 935 to EGP 985. The price of the Media Pad-4G tablet increased from EGP 3,533 to EGP 3,839, while the Media Pad-3G increased from EGP 1,931 to EGP 2,099.
Infinix also increased the prices of its mobile products by 7.9%, where the Hot S-16GB increased from EGP 2,225 to EGP 2,399, while the Hot S Pro-16GB increased from EGP 2,390 to EGP 2,580.
According to the price list of Infinix for February, the price of the Note 3-16GB increased from EGP 2,515 to reach EGP 2,715, while the Note 3 Pro increased from EGP 2,720 to EGP 2,935.
The price of the Hot 4 increased from EGP 1,418 to reach EGP 1,530, while the Hot 4 Pro increased from EGP 1,687 to EGP 1,820. The Zero 4 increased from EGP 3,385 to EGP 3,655, while the Zero 4 Plus increased from EGP 4,710 to EGP 5,085.
Samsung increased the price of its own phones in January by 7-10% compared to December. The prices of mobiles, tablets, smart watches, and the “Internet of Things” devices also increased.
The sales of the mobile market declined locally during the first quarter of 2016 by 7% compared to the same period of last year, according to a report issued by market research company GfK, whereas the market sales of January, February, and March were 4m, compared to 4.3 million during the same period in 2015. The market is expected to witness a decline in growth this year, according to GfK.