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Smartphones: worldwide trends and forecasts 2017–2022

Simon Lumb Analyst, Research

"Mature markets are approaching smartphone penetration saturation, but smartphone sales in developing markets will continue grow until 2021."

The worldwide smartphone market is characterised by increasingly saturated developed markets and emerging markets that have a strong potential for growth. This report investigates the various drivers and idiosyncrasies of eight regional markets and identifies issues and opportunities that operators and vendors must be aware of.


  • connections and sales for smartphone markets worldwide, for 8 regions and for 63 countries
  • key worldwide and regional trends
  • a 2014–2018 manufacturer sales split
  • a 5G smartphone connection and sales forecast.