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Global Rugged Smartphone Market 2017-2021

Global Rugged Smartphone Market 2017-2021

About Rugged Smartphone

Rugged smartphones are designed in such a way that they can withstand shock, dust, rain, cold, high temperature, and many other demanding environments. The only difference between rugged smartphones and standard smartphones is the toughness. In order to be classified as rugged, a smartphone has to undergo a series of tests. Rugged smartphones are designed for niche markets like the military, law enforcement, oil and gas extraction rigs, and many other markets where the environment is demanding.Technavio’s analysts forecast the global rugged smartphone market to grow at a CAGR of 2.27% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global rugged smartphone market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers shipments of the rugged smartphones.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Rugged Smartphone Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Amrel
  • Caterpillar
  • Getec
  • Honeywell Scanning and Mobility
  • Panasonic
  • Shenzhen Zhouji HOMTOM Technology
  • Sonim Technologies
  • Ulefone
  • Zebra Technologies
Market driver
  • Evolving business requirements
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High cost of rugged smartphones
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Consumerization of rugged smartphones
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Releases

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Rugged Smartphone Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global rugged smartphone market: Amrel, Caterpillar, Getec, Honeywell Scanning and Mobility, Panasonic, Shenzhen Zhouji HOMTOM Technology, Sonim Technologies, Ulefone, and Zebra Technologies.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is consumerization of rugged smartphones. Rugged smartphones are generally for a niche market. However, due to the emergence of slimmer, thinner, and lighter designs, rugged smartphones are attracting individual customers also. The major concern is that established standard laptop vendors like Apple and Samsung have started manufacturing more durable devices, which is a threat to the rugged device manufacturers entering this market.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is evolving business requirements. Due to the drastic changes in the commercial and industrial businesses and their functions, employees are often required to have remote work access and connectivity most of the time. This compels the employees to have computing devices such as tablets and mobile computers (mobile computing devices). This has resulted in vendors providing a new category of rugged smartphones called business rugged, which are slightly more rugged than semi-rugged smartphones having a rating of IP5x.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is high cost of rugged smartphones. Rugged smartphones are only for niche markets. Due to their design, they are costlier than standard notebooks. Due to this cost factor, many end-users such as manufacturing firms, construction, and mining industries are switching to non-rugged smartphones. Even the standard smartphone manufacturers are improving their durability by shifting from rotating hard drives to more durable solid-state hard drives. These features bring more confidence to the end-users as standard smartphone failure rates can be better managed by field workers.

Companies Mentioned

Amrel, Caterpillar, Getec, Honeywell Scanning and Mobility, Panasonic, Shenzhen Zhouji HOMTOM Technology, Sonim Technologies, Ulefone, and Zebra Technologies.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Level of ingress protection from solid objects
      • Table Level of ingress protection from liquids
      • Table Military standards for rugged devices
      • Table Tests done to determine ruggedness of a device
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Overview of global rugged smartphone market
      • Table Global rugged device value chain
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global rugged smartphone market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Market overview
      • Table Global rugged smartphone market by end-user 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global rugged smartphone market by end-user 2016-2021 (units in millions)
    • Defense and military
      • Table Global rugged smartphone market by defense and military segment 2016-2021 (units in millions)
    • Industrial
      • Table Global rugged smartphone market by industrial segment 2016-2021 (units in millions)
    • Commercial
      • Table Global rugged smartphone market by commercial segment 2016-2021 (units in millions)
    • Government
      • Table Global rugged smartphone market by government segment 2016-2021 (millions of units)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global rugged smartphone market by geography
      • Table Global rugged smartphone market 2016-2021 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global rugged smartphone market 2016-2021 (units in millions)
      • Table Rugged smartphone market in Americas 2016-2021 (units in millions)
      • Table Rugged smartphone market in EMEA 2016-2021 (units in millions)
      • Table Rugged smartphone market in APAC 2016-2021 (units in millions)
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Growth rate comparison of rugged smartphones and consumer-grade smartphones 2017-2021
      • Table Growth rate comparison of rugged tablets and rugged smartphone shipments 2017-2021
  • Market trends
    • Thermal imaging in rugged smartphones
    • Consumerization of rugged smartphones
    • High growth potential in emerging economies
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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