The analysis conducted by the American company Gartner predicts a decline of 3.7% in smartphones shipments. Better cameras, brighter displays, shorter charging times. These are some of the innovations that smartphone manufacturers have used in the current year to push consumers to change their smartphone.
But it seems that they have not been successful. According to the analysis conducted by Gartner in fact, 2019 will record a decrease of 3.7% in shipments. The reason? It would be a lack of noteworthy novelties.
It is also for this reason that 5G has been pumping for some time now as the solution to all ills (according to others, it is the cause …): greater speed, better performance, amazing coverage and more.
Worldwide Device Shipments by Device Type, 2018-2021 (Millions of Units)
|Traditional PCs (Desk-Based and Notebook)||195.3||188.4||177.9||169.2|
|Total PC Market||259.7||255.7||249.7||245.6|
|Ultramobiles (Basic and Utility)||149.6||140.9||137.3||135.7|
|Computing Device Market||409.3||396.6||387||381.3|
|Total Device Market||2,222.70||2,139.70||2,155.80||2,156.80|
Source: Gartner (September 2019)
5G-Capable Phones Continue to Be On The Rise
As also professed by IDC, it is the new connectivity that could really move the market and bring back the plus sign in the number of shipments (+ 2.9% forecast for 2020).
According to Gartner, the share of 5G-capable phones will increase from 10% in 2020 to 56% by 2023.
“The major players in the mobile phone market will look for 5G connectivity technology to boost replacements of existing 4G phones,”. “Still, less than half of communications service providers (CSPs) globally will have launched a commercial 5G network in the next five years.