Global Smartphone Shipments 2011 – 2019

Source: Counterpoint Market Monitor

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Global Smartphone Shipments (Millions of Units)

Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Global Smartphone Shipments (In Mn) 521 741 1049 1318 1462 1519 1566 1505 1479

Global Smartphone Shipments 2011 – 2019:

The global smartphone market declined 1% YoY in CY 2019. This is the first time that the smartphone market has declined for two consecutive years. However, the decline was slower than in 2018 (4% YoY) and the smartphone market actually grew 3% YoY in Q4 2019.

Smartphone makers also brought several innovations in 2019 paving the way for what will be mainstream in future. Foldable displays, punch hole displays, higher megapixel cameras, higher refresh rate displays, in-display sensors, optical zoom, and super-fast charging to name a few. Some features were quickly adopted across the price range, giving consumers a variety of capable smartphones to choose from at affordable prices.

2019 also saw the deployment and initial adoption of 5G, especially in the US, Europe, China, and Korea. With chipset players, operators and OEMs all preparing aggressively for 2020 and working towards bringing the prices of 5G down, the foundation for the 2020 growth has already been laid. The transition from 4G to 5G in the developed markets and the continued transition from 3G to 4G, feature phones to smartphones and upgrades will lead the smartphone market to grow in the coming year

The global smartphone shipment numbers are from:

 

Global Smartphone Shipments: Market Monitor Q4 2019: Quarterly Device Tracker              

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