|Mobile imports is expected to grow 10 percent in 2011. (Photo: Andina)|
The mobile phone sales in Peru increased by over 25 percent in 2010, said Jorge Nieto, Samsung’s marketing manager in Peru.
The Lima metropolitan area led the mobile phone sales in 2010, followed by Arequipa, Trujillo (La Libertad), Chiclayo (Lambayeque), Cusco, Ica, and Huancayo (Junín) areas, telecompaper.com reported.
Nieto estimates that, overall, nearly 5.2 million mobile phones were imported in 2010.
The figure is expected to grow by ten percent in 2011.
Sales of Samsung handsets increased by about 40 percent in 2010. Samsung plans to launch more than five SmartPhone models on the local market over the next few months.