Global smartphone sales fell 2.5 percent in 2019, which would be the worst decline in history, according to a new report.
Global shipments of devices (computers, tablets and mobile phones) totaled 2.2 billion units in 2019 a decline of 3.3 percent year-over-year.
According to Gartner report ( a global research and advisory firm in Stamford, United States), mobile phone market is set to record the worst performance of these device types, declining by 3.8 percent.
“The current mobile phone market of 1.7 billion shipments is around 10 per cent below the 1.9 billion shipments reached in 2015,” said Ranjit Atwal, research director at Gartner.
“If mobile phones don’t provide significant new utility, efficiency or experiences, users won’t upgrade them, and will consequently increase these devices’ life spans.” The trend for lengthening mobile phone life span began in 2018 and will continue through 2019.
In Electronics Weekly report, Market research firm predicts that high-end phone life span would increase from 2.6 years to nearly 2.9 years through 2023.
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