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Dec 2017 - Market Forecast - Doc # US43319318

Worldwide Smartphone Forecast Update, 2017–2021: December 2017

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

Table of Contents

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Figure: Worldwide Smartphone Shipment Snapshot

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

Advances in Battery Life

Vendors Will Continue to Target Feature Phones Owners

Market Forecast

Forecast by Operating System

Table: Worldwide Smartphone Shipment Share and Shipments by Operating System, 2016–2021

Figure: Worldwide Smartphone Shipments by Operating System, 2016–2021

Figure: Worldwide Smartphone Shipment Share by Operating System, 2016–2021

Android

iOS

Tizen

Windows Phone

Other

Forecast Comparison: Smartphones Versus Feature Phones

Table: Worldwide Feature Phone and Smartphone Shipments, 2016–2021 (M)

Figure: Worldwide Feature Phone and Smartphone Shipments, 2016–2021

Figure: Worldwide Feature Phone and Smartphone Shipment Share, 2016–2021

Feature Phones

Smartphones

Forecast by Region

Table: Worldwide Smartphone Shipments by Region, 2016–2021 (M)

Figure: Worldwide Smartphone Shipments by Region, 2016–2021

Figure: Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Share by Region, 2016–2021

Smartphone ASP Forecast

Table: Worldwide Smartphone ASPs by Operating System, 2016–2021 ($)

Figure: Worldwide Smartphone ASPs by Operating System, 2016–2021

Market Context

Drivers and Inhibitors

Drivers

High-End Growth

Screen Sizes

Inhibitors

Exchange Rates
Economy

Inhibitors

Exchange Rates

Economy

Significant Market Developments

Bezel-Less Phone Goes Mainstream

Changes from Prior Forecast

Table: Worldwide Smartphone Shipments by Region, 2011–2021: Comparison of September 2017 and December 2017 Forecasts (M)

Figure: Worldwide Smartphone Shipments, 2011–2021: Comparison of September 2017 and December 2017 Forecasts

Market Definition

Feature Phone

Smartphone

Phablet

Methodology

Primary Data Sources

Secondary Sources

IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker

Related Research

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