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5G Will Contribute the Lions' Share of Smartphone Revenue in the 2020s

by Ken Hyers | Jun 21, 2019

5G smartphones have arrived, though their sales volumes in 2019 will be minuscule compared to overall smartphone sales volumes this year. But those small volumes belie the huge impact 5G will have on industry revenues in coming years. Simply put, 5G smartphones will be comparatively expensive in the early years as new technology and higher IPR relative to older generation technologies will push up the prices 5G smartphones. Those prices will fall, and as they do sales volumes will rise. By mid-decade 5G smartphones will contribute over half of all smartphone revenues globally.

In Strategy Analytics' latest device technology report Global 5G Smartphone Wholesale ASP & Revenue Forecasts to 2025 we explore the factors that will drive 5G smartphone revenue growth and present 5G smartphone sales volumes, wholesale ASPs and the revenues that will be generated by 5G smartphones. Forecasts extend to 2025. Clients of Strategy Analytics' Device Technologies practice can access the report here.
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