TECH SUPPLIER Sep 2021 - Market Forecast - Doc # US48222321

Worldwide Mobile Phone Forecast Update, 2021–2025: September 2021

By: Anthony ScarsellaResearch Director, Mobile Phones


This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for mobile phone shipments worldwide by device type. The worldwide mobile phone market will reach a total of 1,674.8 million unit shipments in 2021, up 4.2% from the 1,607.8 million units shipped in 2020. From there, total mobile phone shipments will grow to 1,739.0 million units worldwide by 2025, resulting in a CAGR of 1.6% for 2020–2025.

"Despite the ongoing issues surrounding the pandemic and the Delta variant, consumers are continuing to upgrade to more premium smartphones this year," said Anthony Scarsella, research manager with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. "Premium smartphones (priced at $1,000+) continued to grow in the second quarter as the segment displayed 116% growth from last year. Moreover, ASPs across the entire market climbed 9% as buyer preferences trend toward more costly 5G models than entry-level devices."


Subscriptions Covered

Mobile Phones

Regions Covered


Topics Covered

Air interface, Feature phone, Smartphone


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