The 2017 global shipped 1.46 billion smartphones decline for the first time

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Leading market research firm IDC data research report released today, according to the report, the 2017 global shipped 1.46 billion smartphones products, fell 0.5% year on year, this is the smartphone annual shipments fell for the first time ever.

The 2017 global shipped 1.46 billion smartphones decline for the first time
The 2017 global shipped 1.46 billion smartphones decline for the first time

IDC report points out, the global handset shipments for the first time presents the downward trend of the biggest factors, is because of China, the biggest market, the global handset shipments fell nearly 5% in the past year.At the same time, Europe, Africa, Middle East and other regions of the shipments also fell more than 3.5%, but the U.S. market shipments than in 2016, flat, did not have much volatility.

Due to 5 g commercial terminals in 2019 is expected to be formally shipment, IDC predicts, 5 g in 2022 will probably accounted for about 18% of the overall global smartphone shipments.

According to the report, in 2017, shipment of 1.46 billion smartphones, android accounted for more than 1.244 billion units, occupy the market share of 85.1%;Apple’s iPhone shipped 215.8 million units, accounted for 14.8%;Run other operating systems for smartphones a total of only 2.2 million units, accounting for 0.1% of the market.

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