TECH SUPPLIER Dec 2019 - Market Forecast - Doc # US45708819

Worldwide Smartphone Forecast Update, 2019–2023: December 2019

By: Anthony ScarsellaResearch Manager, Mobile Phones, William StofegaProgram Director, Mobile Device Technology and Trends


This IDC study presents the updated five-year forecast for smartphone shipments worldwide by operating system. The worldwide smartphone market will reach a total of 1.38 billion units shipped in 2019, down 1.4% from the 1.40 billion units shipped in 2018. From there, shipments will reach 1.49 billion units in 2023, the final year of our forecast period, resulting in a CAGR of 1.2%.

"Although 5G shipments have rolled out slowly in 2019, we have significantly raised our 5G shipments for 2020 and beyond," said Anthony Scarsella, research manager with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. "We expect China to be the clear leader in terms of 5G shipments, but other key markets such as the United States, Korea, Canada, and the United Kingdom will contribute to the volume increase in 2020. The arrival of more affordable 5G handsets along with cheaper planned services will be a key driver within these markets."


Subscriptions Covered

Mobile Phones

Regions Covered


Topics Covered

Android, Feature phone, Smartphone, iOS


Get More

When you purchase this document, the purchase price can be applied to the cost of an annual subscription, giving you access to more research for your investment.

Related Links

Do you have questions about this document
or available subscriptions?

Contact Us