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5G as a ‘Silver Bullet’ for Smartphones will Necessitate Refreshed Vendor Strategies to Arrest Declining Market Growth, ABI Research Says

Despite the smartphone market’s slowing growth due to saturating addressable markets, ballooning Average Selling Prices (ASPs), prevailing consumer price fatigue, and lengthening replacement cycles, all is not lost. In fact, the market will witness a 4.1 percent rise in shipments in 2019, growing to just under 1.6 billion for the year, according to ABI Research.

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Component Shortages, Brexit, and Yellow Vest Movement Dampen the PC Market in 2018Q4 in EMEA, Says IDC

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) came in negative in the fourth quarter of 2018, with the market declining by -5.8  percent year-over-year (YoY) and totaling 19.6 million units, according to International Data Corporation (IDC).

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Smartphone Shipments Expected to Further Decline in 2018 Before Returning to Growth in 2019, According to IDC

Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to decline by 3 percent in 2018 before returning to low single-digit growth in 2019 and through 2022, according to International Data Corp. (IDC).

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China Slump Drags Down Global Smartphone Shipments By 2.9 Percent YoY in 1Q 2018, IDC Says

Smartphone vendors shipped a total of 334.3 million units during the first quarter of 2018 (1Q18), resulting in a 2.9 percent decline when compared to the 344.4 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2017 according to preliminary data from the International Data Corp.’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

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