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Global Smartphone Shipment Will Grow +1% YoY in 2018

by Linda Sui | Mar 02, 2018

According to the latest report from our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service: Global Smartphone Shipments Forecast by Vendor by Region by Quarter: 2015-2019, global smartphone shipment volume will grow +0.8% YoY in 2018, slightly down from 1.3% annual growth rate in 2017. Extended smartphone replacement cycles, higher smartphone prices, industry consolidation, saturated China and US market, as well as economic headwinds / uncertainties will be mainly blamed for the tepid performance.

Apple and Chinese vendors, including Huawei, Xiaomi, Transsion etc., as well as HMD (Nokia) will be among the main vendors driving growth through 2019, with their 4G LTE products portfolios across multiple segments.

This report forecasts global smartphone shipments by region by quarter for 28 of the world's largest vendors from 2015 to 2019.

WSS clients please click here to access details.

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