Hottest global smartphone shipments fell year-on-y

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The first year-on-year decline in global smart shipments in 2017 was mainly driven by China

February 27, 2018 - according to the global quarterly tracking data of International Data Corporation (IDC), global smart shipments fell by 0.5% in 2017, which is the first year-on-year decline since the introduction of intelligence as we now know it

the shipment demand of Smart Companies in 2017 needs to stabilize to 1.46 billion, and almost all devices are running on Android or IOS platforms

looking ahead, IDC predicts that shipments will return to a low single digit growth in 2018, and the overall market will reach a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.8% in the forecast period from 2017 to 2022. It is expected to reach 1.68 billion units by 2022

"in 2017, the sales of intelligence finally contracted, which we had expected." Ryan Reith, vice president of IDC's global quarterly mobile device tracker program, said

"the data shows that China's shipments fell by nearly 5% in 2017, which is an important factor leading to the decline in global sales, but EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) also fell by 3.5%, while the U.S. market is relatively smooth."

"in our view, the field of growth has not changed. The markets of developing countries still have enough space to grow, which is driven by those who lead the second purchase. And the growth space of consumption upgrading will continue to account for about 20% of the market share. However, competition will continue to strengthen, and integration is inevitable."

design innovation is still the focus of this industry. However, technological progress is less and less related to tangible hardware aesthetics, and more about components and software

this transformation makes differentiation a challenge, especially when the whole industry is sprinting towards a larger screen and a smaller panel

idc predicts that tablets will surpass conventional intelligence in 2018, thus ending the competition for large screens

great differences in quality and display types still exist, but ordinary consumers will continue to work hard to understand these differences

The trend of

5g is rising, and equipment manufacturers, parts suppliers, telecom companies and service companies are financing

idc predicts that in the past two years, however, commercial 5g intelligence will enter the market in 2019, and global shipments will increase by about 18% by 2022

anthony Scarsella, research manager of IDC global quarterly mobile tracking company, said, "in order to keep up with the growing demand for new AI, AR/VR, perceptual computing and 5g functions, we expect the growth to come from the recent improvement of the overall core functions."

with the development of intelligence into a real multi-functional tool, speed, power, battery life and the recycling and reuse of general plastics are the advantages and characteristics of plastics all over the world. The improvement of energy will be the key to promote global economic growth

although these types of improvements seem to come every year, providing more affordable services to consumers will have a greater impact on consumers, because many highly competitive emerging markets remain the key to driving growth throughout the forecast period

android: the sales volume in 2017 was basically flat, of which 1.24 billion were shipped by original equipment manufacturers, which were running on Google's OS

after years of manufacturers customizing the Android operating system, we finally reached a turning point. Everyone is turning to Android

this is a measure that Google has been promoting, because the standardization of software can bring faster updates, make consumers less confused, and may allow Google to regain control of the platform

the biggest change of Android devices in 2017 is the increase of average selling price (ASPS) for the first time since 2010. This is largely due to the fact that low-end users have shifted their purchase direction to the mid-range market

consumers have also followed this trend. Many low-end consumers are increasingly disappointed with battery and performance problems after only a few months of use

ios: iPhone shipments fell year-on-year for the first time in 2016, and apple resumed growth in 2017, but only 0.2%

Apple released 258million iPhones in 2017, 64% of which were "plus" sized iPhones (including x). Apple's shift to larger and more expensive devices has enabled apple to continue to develop its products, while also facing the challenge of increasing shipments

idc predicts that iPhone shipments will increase by 3.7% to 223.8 million in 2018 and 242.4 million in 2022

overall, iPhone sales are expected to grow by 2.4% in five years

Apple will continue to experience challenges and enter some high growth developing markets, but there is no doubt that apple is far from being squeezed out of the high-end market

Apple continues to launch its device upgrade plan, which IDC believes may be a catalyst to support growth in the next five years

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