The development of 5G market is well underway and manufacturers are already selling millions of 5G phones. According to Gartner, global device (PC, tablet, and smartphones) shipments will reach 2.16 billion units in 2020, a year-on-year increase of 0.9%. Among them, the global smartphone market is expected to grow by 1.7% in 2020. Smartphone shipments were weak in 2019, down 2% year-on-year. However, smartphone shipments will grow in 2020, especially in Greater China and Asia Pacific emerging markets. Furthermore, Gartner estimates, that 5G models will account for 12% of mobile phone shipments in 2020 and 43% in 2022.
Thus, looking at 5G smartphones, there should be a massive growth by the end of this year. Beyond 5G phones, Gartner expects the global PC market to decline in 2020 and beyond. Microsofts decision to end support for Windows 7 will have a significant effect on the PC market. Gartner predicts that 1 billion personal computers will migrate to Windows 10 in 2020. This accounts for 80% of the total personal computers currently in use.
From Gartner analysis, because there will be no Windows 11, the future prospects of the personal computer market is confusing. Windows 10 will be upgraded through regular updates. Therefore, the upsurge of personal computer hardware upgrades brought by the entire Windows operating system upgrade will end.