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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
Android
iOS
Tizen
Windows Phone
Other
Forecast Comparison: Smartphones Versus Feature Phones
Feature Phones
Smartphones
Forecast by Region
Smartphone ASP Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
Screen Sizes
High-End Growth
Inhibitors
Exchange Rates
BlackBerry OS
Economy
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Feature Phone
Smartphone
Phablet
Methodology
Primary Data Sources
Secondary Sources
IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker
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