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Mobile phone market grows at rapid clip

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  • Writer: Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk & Srisamorn Phoosuphanusor
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Defying both the lagging economy and the consumer slowdown, Thailand's handset market continues its double-digit growth this year thanks to a spike in smartphone sales. 

Mr Wichai displays the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and the matching Samsung Galaxy Gear at their launch Tuesday. The 8,900-baht smartwatch functions as a mobile phone, camera and clock. It has no SIM card or data connection of its own. Instead, it links to your phone over Bluetooth, acting more as an external display.

Smartphones continue to drive the vibrant performance of the mobile phone market, propelling the country's overall handset industry to expand by at least 10% to 16.5 million units.

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