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Worldwide Mobile Phone Forecast Update, 2019-2023

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Worldwide Mobile Phone Forecast Update, 2019-2023
Published: June 27, 2019 Content info: 24 Pages
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 1,786.6 million unit shipments in 2019, down 5.4% from the 1,887.7 million units shipped in 2018. From there, total mobile phone shipments will dip to 1,755.4 million units worldwide by 2023, resulting in a CAGR of -1.4% from 2018 to 2023. "While pockets of growth remain evidient in many emerging markets, large developed markets will continue to struggle in 2019," said Anthony Scarsella, research manager, IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. "The 5.4% decline in 2019 can still be attributed in slowing refresh rates and growing ASPs. The pending arrival of 5G could have many consumers sitting 2019 out in hopes of a new 5G in 2020 or 2021. However, the most uncertain market factor is how the United States-China trade dispute will play out over the year."
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Product Code: US45234919

IDC Market Forecast Figure

Executive Summary

Advice for Technology Suppliers

  • Cost Is Still a Key Driver Emerging Markets
  • Full Feature Sets, Striking Designs

Market Forecast

  • Worldwide Mobile Phone Forecast, 2018-2023
    • Worldwide Mobile Phone Forecast by Region
    • Worldwide 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
      • Larger Screen Sizes
      • 5G Handsets
    • Inhibitors
      • Macroeconomics
      • American Ban on U.S. Companies Dealing with Huawei
      • Replacement Rates
  • Significant Market Developments
    • Apple and Qualcomm Settle Litigation
    • Changes from Prior Forecast

Market Definition

  • Feature Phone
  • Smartphone


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

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