Gartner predicts global smartphone sales in 2020 – growth comes back to the market


Gartner predicts global smartphone sales in 2020 – growth comes back to the market

Gartner predicts global smartphone sales in 2020 – growth comes back to the market

News unit EMGblog.com: In 2019, global smartphone sales with 2 The percentage of drop was encountered; This was the first time since 2008 that the market experienced such a decline after 11 years of growth. But apparently 2020 will be a good year for the global smartphone market. Gartner Research Institute on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 (Bahman 8, 2018), with publishing a report on the institute’s main website, its forecast of global sales Smartphone released this year. According to the report, global smartphone sales are expected to reach 1.57 billion units in 2020, a 3 percent year-over-year increase. Undoubtedly, one of the most important reasons for this growth will be the widespread release of fifth generation smartphones this year.

There are many users who have not yet upgraded their old 4G devices as they wait for affordable 5G phones to hit the market. Thanks to mid-range chips equipped with 5G Qualcomm – Snapdragon 765 and 765G – 5th generation phones with reasonable prices are coming . Most likely, the flagships in the near future with Snapdragon 865 will enter the market, they will have the ability to connect to 5G networks.

According to Gartner’s estimate, the sale of 5G phones will reach 221 million in 2020; It means something like 12% of all the phones sold. Gartner experts believe that in 2021, the sale of fifth generation smartphones will increase more than 2 times, reaching 489 million units. In this regard, Zimmerman says: “The commercialization of 5G phones will accelerate in 2020. 5G phones have been introduced at a price below $300, so it is expected that the sales growth of 5G phones will exceed that of 4G phones during these twelve months.

Smartphone sales to end users in different geographic regions in the period from 2019 to 2021 (sales in thousands)

From a geographic perspective, regions such as the Middle East and North Africa with 5.9 percentage, the developed market of Asia/Pacific with 5.7 percent and the Greater China market (including China, Taiwan and Hong Kong) with 5.1 percent will have the highest growth rate of smartphone sales.

Strong demand for 5G handsets, along with expectations for the launch of Apple’s first 5th generation iPhones, will boost demand for smartphones – especially in the Asia/Pacific and Greater China markets. In terms of sales, regions such as Greater China and the emerging market of Asia/Pacific will maintain their first and second global ranks in 2020 with sales of 432.3 million and 376.8 million units, respectively.

According to Ms. Zimmerman, at this year’s Mobile World Congress, 5G devices (both cheap and expensive) will be in the spotlight, some of which will be introduced before the event. The main focus of the vendors will be related to these two things: access to 5G and improving the camera technology in the devices. Not to mention, some experts believe that 5G may be a temporary solution, because without a fundamental change in the form and function of phones, smartphone sales are unlikely to grow significantly in the coming years.

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