Worldwide Smartphone Forecast Update, 2017–2021: June 2017

Worldwide Smartphone Forecast Update, 2017–2021: June 2017

This IDC study presents the updated five-year forecast for smartphone shipments worldwide by device vendors. "The 2017 smartphone market is lining up to bring consumers a plethora of exciting and innovative handsets," says Anthony Scarsella, research manager for IDC's Mobile Phones team. "Despite the 3.0% YoY growth in 2017, we expect an abundance of new models to reshape the smartphone market heading into 2018. From bezel-less displays and new screen ratios to increased durability and better performance, we forecast 2018 to bring a wealth of new innovative features to the table that will help drive the projected 4.5% growth of the overall market."

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Bezel-Less Displays to Drive the High End
Low Cost Remains Critical in Driving Growth
Market Forecast
Forecast by Operating System
Windows Phone
Forecast Comparison: Smartphones Versus Feature Phones
Feature Phones
Forecast by Region
Smartphone ASP Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Screen Sizes
High-End Growth
Exchange Rates
BlackBerry OS
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Feature Phone
Primary Data Sources
Secondary Sources
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker
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