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Worldwide Mobile Phone 2015–2019 Forecast and Analysis

Worldwide Mobile Phone 2015–2019 Forecast and Analysis

This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for mobile phone shipments worldwide by device vendors. The worldwide mobile phone market will reach a total of 2.0 billion unit shipments in 2015, up 2.6% from the 1.96 billion units shipped in 2014. Driving volumes higher are smartphones, particularly low-cost smartphones heading for emerging markets. From there, total mobile phone shipments will reach 2.2 billion unit shipments in 2019 at a 2014–2019 CAGR of 2.8%.

"Although growth in the mobile phone market is slowing, there are some bright spots to look forward to," says Will Stofega, research manager for IDC's Mobile Phones team. "We believe that some of the sluggishness in the market is directly correlated to a slowdown in the introduction of innovative products. We expect a return to more innovative products in the next two years, which will help spur interest in new devices in mature markets."

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In This Study
Methodology
Primary Data Sources
Secondary Sources
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker
Situation Overview
4Q14 Overview
4Q14 Vendors
2014 Overview
Future Outlook
Forecast and Assumptions
Assumptions
Worldwide Mobile Phone Forecast
Mobile Phone Forecast by Region
Mobile Phone Forecast by Device Type
Feature Phones
Smartphones
Market Context
Essential Guidance
Operating Systems and Hardware
Pricing
Value
Battery Life
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Synopsis
Table: Top 3 Assumptions for the Worldwide Mobile Phone Market, 2015–2019
Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the Worldwide Mobile Phone Market, 2015–2019
Table: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Region, 2014–2019 (M)
Table: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Device Type, 2014–2019 (M)
Table: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Region, 2009–2019: Comparison of September 2014 and April 2015 Forecasts (M)
Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipment Share by Top 10 Vendors, 4Q13 and 4Q14
Figure: Worldwide Feature Phone Shipment Share by Top 10 Vendors, 4Q13 and 4Q14
Figure: Worldwide Smartphone Shipment Share by Top 10 Vendors, 4Q13 and 4Q14
Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments, 2014–2019
Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Region, 2014–2019
Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments by Device Type, 2014–2019
Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipment Share by Device Type, 2014–2019
Figure: Worldwide Mobile Phone Shipments, 2009–2019: Comparison of September 2014 and April 2015 Forecasts

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