Sri Lanka Smartphone Market.
Smartphone usage in Sri Lanka has rapidly expanded in the recent years. This is because of the networks 3G and 4G LTE availability in the island. Recently the Sri Lanka Authorities had signed a pact for the usage of 5G network connectivity in the island. Most of the Smartphone users are found in the Colombo district while the rural area too had a significant increase in the Smartphone and Tablet usage. iPhone 7 or the other related iPhone products are not available in the Apple stores in Sri Lanka. iPhone models and iPad are sold through a carrier in the Sri Lanka market along with some other private companies. People are afraid of the iPhone service facility and because of this and of the higher prices, iPhone sales is very low here. Samsung is the market leader while other Smartphone’s from, Sony Xperia, Oppo, Xiaomi and other leading Chinese and Indian models are available in the market with good sales where people are happy with their Android OS and related Apps.
After Dialog.lk and Mobitel.lk has announced the 4G LTE network through their carriers, 4G supporting Smartphone are hitting good marks as they are good for fast download and uploads through the 4G LTE network. in most of the large cities you can find 4G LTE internet accessibility with great speed. On the other hand Government’s Free Wi-Fi program too is supporting the sales of the Smartphone in Sri Lanka.
People in Sri Lanka used to have a simple mobile phone along with their Smartphone as they still trust their cell phone for simple phone calls and SMS text messages. On the other hand it is not so expensive and won’t give them a large monthly bill from their carrier.