However, there is no official statistic for smartphone users. The proliferation of local, low cost smartphones has changed the handset user dynamics over the last few years.
Whereas Nokia had 80% market share even a few years ago, nowadays most new handset sale is going to Symphony, a local brand that gets handsets made and branded in China; closely followed by Samsung, Maximus, Micromax, Walton (another local brand) and a few other minor players. Apple and Nokia are here, but their contribution is very low.
Demand for Smartphones in Dhaka
As a rough estimate, we can assume that there are around 1 million smartphone users in Bangladesh.
Number of calls made and Expense:
Around two third of the total respondents said that daily approximate dialed call is 10 and below which includes mostly homemakers, students and service holders. Among businessman, half of them said daily approximate dialed call varies between11 to 20. Most of the students andHomemakers spend between Tk.300/- to Tk. 1000/- monthly. Businessman generally spend more money for payment of cell phone calls. Most of the respondents do not agree that cell phone expense curtails the demands of everyday need and expense for mobile phone is wastage.