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Outlook for the Global Smartphone Industry in 2019 and Beyond

  • ID: 4751922
  • Report
  • January 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 33 Pages
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
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  • KH Valtec
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chem
  • Royole
  • Sumitomo Chemical
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Due to several factors such as high market maturity levels and the US-China trade war, the global smartphone market declined in 2018. Given several novel features available this year, the end-user demand may increase but so does the production cost of flagship phones. This report provides an overview of the global smartphone market and product prices and features of major brands, including Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo; examines their pros and cons of their smartphone development; provides insights into their future development from the market and technology perspectives; examines several major features to be seen in 2019 phones such as foldable display, punch-hole display, multiple-lens design, and 5G function.

Topics Covered

  • Development of the global smartphone market for the period 2017-2023 and includes the market share by brand during 2017 and 2019.
  • Development of major smartphone brands such as Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Vivo, touching on their product and future developments as well as their 2019 5G smartphone roadmap.
  • 5G development in the smartphone industry, covering detailed specs of 5G IC solutions from Qualcomm, Samsung, Hisilicon, MediaTek, and Intel, and four types of terminal platform solutions available for 5G smartphones.
  • Development of the highlighted features for 2019 phones, including foldable display, punch-hole display, multiple-lens design
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  • Alps
  • GIS
  • KH Valtec
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chem
  • Royole
  • Sumitomo Chemical
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  • Development of the Global Smartphone Market and Major Brands
  • Highlighted Feature #1: Foldable Display
  • Highlighted Feature #2: Punch-hole Display
  • Highlighted Feature #3: Multiple-lens
  • Highlighted Feature #4: 5G
  • Conclusion

List of Figures

  • Worldwide Smartphone Market Forecast, 2017 - 2023
  • Worldwide Smartphone Market Share by Brand, 2017 - 2019
  • Revised iPhone Orders, 4Q 2018 - 4Q 2019
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  • Apple
  • AT&T
  • BOE
  • China Mobile
  • EE UK
  • GIS
  • Google
  • Hon Hai
  • Honor
  • Huawei
  • Jarlly
  • KH Valtec
  • Kolon Industries
  • Korea Telecom
  • Lenovo
  • LG
  • LG Chem
  • Mitsubishi Gas Chem
  • Mitto Denko
  • Motorola
  • Nissha
  • OnePlus
  • Oppo
  • Royole
  • Samsung
  • SK Telecom
  • SKC
  • Sprint
  • SU Materials
  • Sumitomo Chemical
  • SZS
  • Tianma
  • TPK
  • Verizon
  • Vivo
  • Xiaomi
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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