Estimates from research firm IDC said the number of smartphones sold globally in 2019 will be down 1.9% from last year.
If everything goes as expected, 2019 will be the third consecutive year the smartphone market witnessed a decline.
According to the Android Authority, smartphone output in the first half of 2019 is estimated to decrease 5.5% over the same period last year. IDC The main reason is that the number of users moving from popular phones to smartphones is getting lower, along with the US-China trade war, the tension and the flagship models are increasing.
Apple is expected to be the most heavily affected name IDC It is estimated that its iPhone output this year will drop to 12.1% compared to last year, however, refurbished iPhone sales (refurbished) and revenue from services increase. In quarter 2/2019, revenue from Apple services reached a record of 11.5 billion USD.
However, if only in the second half of the year, smartphone production may increase by 1.4% thanks to the widespread launch of 5G, many cheap products launched and the Indian market is booming.
IDC It is also predicted that Android will have market share increased from 85.1% to 86.7% this year thanks to new smartphones constantly released, including devices supporting 5G such as LG V50 ThinQ or Galaxy S10 5G.