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Worldwide Mobile Phone Forecast Update, 2021-2025: September 2021

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Worldwide Mobile Phone Forecast Update, 2021-2025: September 2021
Published: September 23, 2021
IDC
Content info: 23 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
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Description

This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for mobile phone shipments worldwide by device type. The worldwide mobile phone market will reach a total of 1,674.8 million unit shipments in 2021, up 4.2% from the 1,607.8 million units shipped in 2020. From there, total mobile phone shipments will grow to 1,739.0 million units worldwide by 2025, resulting in a CAGR of 1.6% for 2020-2025. "Despite the ongoing issues surrounding the pandemic and the Delta variant, consumers are continuing to upgrade to more premium smartphones this year," said Anthony Scarsella, research manager with IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. "Premium smartphones (priced at $1,000+) continued to grow in the second quarter as the segment displayed 116% growth from last year. Moreover, ASPs across the entire market climbed 9% as buyer preferences trend toward more costly 5G models than entry-level devices."

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Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

  • Big Screens, Batteries, and Memory Still Lead Consumer Demands

Market Forecast

  • Worldwide Mobile Phone Forecast by Region
  • Mobile Phone Forecast by Device Type
    • Feature Phones
    • Smartphones
  • Worldwide Mobile Phone Forecast by Air Interface and Air Interface Group
    • CDMA
    • GSM
    • UMTS/WCDMA
    • 4G
    • 5G
  • Worldwide Mobile Phone Forecast by ASP

Market Context

  • Drivers and Inhibitors
    • Drivers
      • 5G Handsets
      • iOS Device Shipments
      • COVID-19
    • Inhibitors
      • Replacement Cycles
      • Component Shortages
  • Significant Market Developments
    • Foldable Phones Go Mainstream
  • Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition

  • Feature Phone
  • Smartphone

Methodology

  • Primary Data Sources
  • Secondary Sources
    • IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker

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