Global shipments of mobile phones reached its peak, and will not change much until 2020
Analysts CCS Insight estimated the mobile phone market as a whole. That is, the report includes data on the market, which includes smartphones and conventional mobile phones.
So, analysts believe that the market as a whole reached its peak in the coming years and now, after many years of continuous growth, global shipments of mobile devices will vary on the level of 2 billion devices. This situation, according to the source, to last about five years, because of the lack in the short term, some significant innovations and revolutions.
Analysts believe that by the end of this year, the mobile phone market will show the reduction in supply of 1.3% compared to the previous. Most markets will experience stagnation, although there are exceptions. For example, in China sales to grow after a difficult 2015. But here, delivery stabiliziruemost at the level of 450 million devices annually until 2020.
Despite this plateau, the market itself will continue to change, increasingly shifting the focus towards smartphones. If in the current year, the ratio of smartphones to regular mobile phones is 3:1, in 2020 about 90% sold in the world devices will be smartphones. So we can say that the smartphone market when considered separately, will continue to grow quite steadily.
Another growing segment is the market of devices supporting LTE. At the end of this year these devices will be sold around $ 1.11 billion, and in 2020 the figure will rise to 1.65 billion units.