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Smartphone Industry Developments & Future Trends: MWC 2018

Smartphone Industry Developments & Future Trends: MWC 2018

The Chinese smartphone market saw the decline for the first time in 2017, thereby suppressing the year-on-year growth of the global market to merely 1.7%. Bolstered by some emerging technologies such as edge-to-edge screen design and AI, the global market's sales volume is anticipated to grow slowly to 1.57 billion units in 2018. This report provides an overview of the global smartphone market and the insights we gained by examining the nascent trends of smartphones, brands, and smartphone application processors.


  • 2018 MWC 2018 Overview
    • Table 2018 MWC 2018 Overview
  • Development of the Global Smartphone Market
    • Global Smartphone Market to Continue Modest Growth in 2018
    • Xiaomi Having High Chance of Making a Comeback to Fifth Place in 2018
  • New Smartphone Trends: Overview
    • Smartphones Unveiled at MWC 2018
    • Specs of Several Flagship Smartphones Launched by Branded Vendors at MWC 2018
      • Table Specs of Several Flagship Smartphones Launched by Branded Vendors at MWC 2018
    • Trend#1: Edge-to-edge Screen Design as Mainstream
    • Trend #2: Proliferation of AI Applications
    • Trend #3: Android One/Go Devices Aim to Tap Demand in the Lower-end Markets
  • New Smartphone Trends: Major Brands
    • Samsung Leads in Smartphone Camera Technology
    • Nokia Rides Wave of Nostalgia with Enhancement across All Product Lines
    • Asus Follows Suit with Bezel-less, Notched Screen and AI Applications
    • Sony Provides Immersive Entertainment Experience
    • Vivo's Concept Phone Revolves Around Bezelless Design
  • Development of New Smartphone Application Processors
    • Samsung Exynos 9810 Supports All Telecom Operators' Mobile Networks
      • Table Samsung Exynos 9810 Supports All Telecom Operators' Mobile Networks
    • Qualcomm Goes Head to Head with MediaTek in Mid-range Mainstream Market
      • Table Product Roadmaps for Flagship and Mainstream Processors by Qualcomm and MediaTek
    • Qualcomm to Carve out Sub-premium Brand with Snapdragon 700 Series
      • Table Qualcomm to Carve out Sub-premium Brand with Snapdragon 700 Series
    • MediaTek Launches High-efficiency Processor P60 for AI Applications
      • Table MediaTek Launches High-efficiency Processor P60 for AI Applications
    • Mobile Phone Download Speed to Exceed 2Gbps in 2019
  • Conclusions

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