The latest Canalys analysis forecasts another grim year for global smartphone sales with an estimated 3.1% decline compared to 2018. The team expects to see 1.35 billion units in sales volume which is slightly below last year’s 1.39 billion mark.
The new report takes into account the current US Executive order which blocked Huawei’s access to US-based hardware and software firms. The report also predicts increased opportunities for other brands like Samsung during Huawei’s demise. Another major factor in the global smartphone sales slowdown is the lack of substantial new features.
Smartphone fatigue and a lack of meaningful innovation are still major market forces. Consumers are holding onto phones for longer. - Rushabh Doshi (Canalys)
Looking towards the future, Canalys predicts positive smartphone growth in 2020 with an expected bounce back to 1.39 billion global shipments, equating to a 3.4% increase. Certain regions will recover faster than others due to varying lengths of the phones' lifecycles.
The point is is that companies like Samsung and Apple who are literally losing sales in comparison to those companies who are either gaining or losing a lot less need to be careful. Those two need to be careful to stay on top. That was the point you ...
I agree. I'm not necessarily against in screen scanners, but longevity is a concern. There's been enough released now that we should know by next year if people start having problems with them
i am considering to buy new battery for my redmi 3, just because all new phones are shovels, not designed for human hand to operate one-handed.. looks like designed for gorillas who can easily use shovels one-handed.