Smartphone usage in Turkey
As of 2018, there were 41.9 million smartphone users in Turkey. This number is expected to rise to 52.8 million users by 2021, and 56.4 million users in 2023. During the second quarter of 2018, 71 percent of Turkish inhabitants connecting to the internet using a mobile were doing so at 4G speeds, while 19 percent were still connecting using 2G. By 2025, it is anticipated that 13 percent of connections will be made over 5G.
As indicated by the number of users connecting over 2G, phones other than smartphones are still in relatively heavy use. While there were 41.9 million smartphone users in Turkey, as of 2017 there were approximately 77.8 million mobile phone subscriptions. In that same year, there were 11.31 million fixed-line telephone subscriptions.
Samsung tops the Turkish market
Samsung owns more than half of the mobile device market in Turkey, with a 54 percent share of the market. Apple sits in second place, with a 16.42 percent market share.