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MWC 2019 Observations: Global Smartphone Industry Development and Trend Analysis

  • ID: 4769094
  • Report
  • April 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 34 pages
  • Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC)
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At MWC 2019, 12 models of 5G smartphones were launched with a majority supporting sub-6GHz and most mmWave models were prototypes, initially targeting cloud games, high-definition streaming videos, and multi-camera live streaming. Other than 5G connection, branded vendors have also underscored the screen and lens designs. This report provides a detailed description of smartphone specs and booth highlights of individual brands, including Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo and ZTE; examines the future trends of smartphones, including the overview description of 5G baseband ICs developed by Qualcomm, Samsung, Hisilicon, MediaTek, Intel, and UNISOC and those chipmaker’s booth highlights, including their development in 5G, VR/AR, foldable phone design, hole-punch screen, and multi-camera design.

List of Topics

  • Development of individual smartphone brands such as Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Sony, Nokia, Lenovo, and ZTE, touching on specs of their phone products and highlights of their booths at MWC 2019.
  • Development trends of major smartphones including the adoption of 5G ICs, VR/AR, and fordable, hole-punch screen, and multi-camera designs.
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  • AGM
  • Energizer
  • Kingcomm
  • MediaTek
  • Oukitel
  • Ulefone
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  • New Product Launches of Smartphone Brands
  • Future Trends of Smartphones
  • Conclusion
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  • Centric
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  • Doogee
  • Energizer
  • Goodix
  • Google
  • Huawei
  • Huo
  • Intel
  • Kingcomm
  • Konect
  • Konka
  • Leagoo
  • Lenovo
  • LG
  • MediaTek
  • Motorola
  • NOA
  • Nokia
  • Nubia
  • Oppo
  • Oukitel
  • Qualcomm
  • Royole
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • TCL
  • Ulefone
  • Ulephone
  • Vano
  • Wiko
  • Xiaomi
  • ZTE
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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