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Global Smartphone and 5G Industry for 3Q 2018 and Beyond

  • ID: 4657937
  • Report
  • October 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 29 Pages
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)


  • Advanced Connectek
  • China Unicom
  • Intel
  • Motorola
  • SK Telecom
  • TSMC

Global 5G smartphone shipment volume is estimated at 4.2 million units by 2019 and will not take off until 2021. This is attributed mainly to the fact that major countries around the world have set the year 2020 as their starting year of 5G commercialization. This report provides an overview of the global smartphone market volume for the period 2018-2022, examines pricing strategies, product trends, and future developments of Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo; touches on the development of key PC components such as processors, and explores current applications for 5G smartphones in cloud VR, cloud gaming, and real-time social interaction.

List of Topics

  • Development of the global smartphone industry, touching on shipment volume forecast for the period 2018-2022
  • Six major global smartphone brands, including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo, and their pricing strategy, product highlights, and future developments
  • 5G smartphone shipment volume forecast for the period 2019-2022 and includes possible challenges facing phone brands on the road to 5G
  • 5G smartphone applications ICs launched by individual chipmakers from 2016 to 2019 and includes specs comparison of baseband ICs launched by Qualcomm, Intel, Samsung, Huawei HiSilicon, MediaTek, and Spreadtrum.
  • Emerging 5G smartphone applications, particularly in cloud VR, cloud gaming, and real-time social interaction
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  • Advanced Connectek
  • China Unicom
  • Intel
  • Motorola
  • SK Telecom
  • TSMC

Development of the Global Smartphone Industry and Major Brands

Development of 5G Smartphones and Application ICs

5G Smartphone Applications


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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Advanced Connectek
  • Airoha
  • Amkor
  • Amphenol
  • Apple
  • ASE
  • ASUS
  • AT&T
  • Auden Techno
  • Broadcom
  • AVY Precision Technology
  • Biel Group
  • China Mobile
  • China Unicom
  • China Telecom
  • Career Group
  • Coolpad
  • Corning
  • EE
  • Eir
  • Flexium
  • Fujitsu
  • Foxconn
  • Galtronics
  • Global Foundries
  • HiSilicon
  • Hisense
  • Holitech
  • HTC
  • Huawei
  • Intel
  • JCET
  • Jesoncom
  • KDDI
  • Korea Telecom
  • Laird
  • Lansus
  • Lenovo
  • Lens Technology
  • LG
  • LG Uplus
  • MediaTek
  • Mektron
  • Meizu
  • Movistar
  • Motorola
  • Murata
  • Nokia
  • Molex
  • NTT DoCoMo
  • Orange
  • OnePlus
  • Oppo
  • Qorvo
  • Skyworks
  • Qualcomm
  • Pulse
  • RafaelMicro
  • RichWave
  • Samsung
  • Sharp
  • SK Telecom
  • Skycross
  • SMIC
  • Sony
  • SoftBank
  • Speed
  • SPIL
  • Sprint
  • Sunway
  • Taiyo Yuden
  • TCL
  • Teleno
  • Telia
  • T-Mobile
  • TSMC
  • Verizon
  • UMC
  • Unigroup Spreastrum
  • Verizon
  • Vivo
  • Vodafone
  • Walsin
  • Wha Yu Industrial
  • Winfoundry
  • Wistron NeWeb
  • Xiaomi
  • Young Poong
  • Zhen Ding Tech
  • ZT
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Primary research with a holistic, cross-domain approach

The exhaustive primary research methods are central to the value that the analyst delivers. A combination of questionnaires and on-site visits to the major manufacturers provides a first view of the latest data and trends. Information is subsequently validated by interviews with the manufacturers' suppliers and customers, covering a holistic industry value chain. This process is backed up by a cross-domain team-based approach, creating an interlaced network across numerous interrelated components and system-level devices to ensure statistical integrity and provide in-depth insight.

Complementing primary research is a running database and secondary research of industry and market information. Dedicated research into the macro-environmental trends shaping the ICT industry also allows the analyst to forecast future development trends and generate foresight perspectives. With more than 20 years of experience and endeavors in research, the methods and methodologies include:


  • Component supplier interviews
  • System supplier interviews
  • User interviews
  • Channel interviews
  • IPO interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Consumer surveys
  • Production databases
  • Financial data
  • Custom databases


  • Technology forecasting and assessment
  • Product assessment and selection
  • Product life cycles
  • Added value analysis
  • Market trends
  • Scenario analysis
  • Competitor analysis