The research organization Gartner released its forecast of global smartphone sales in 2021. The report shows that global smartphone sales this year are expected to reach 1.5 billion units, an increase of 11.4% year-on-year.
Gartner senior research director Anshul Gupta said that although consumers will reduce their consumption on smartphones in 2020, this will drive sales in 2021. Consumers’ delayed response to the replacement of smartphones and the large number of low-end 5G smartphones will also promote this year’s smartphone sales. In addition, it may reach the level of 2019.
The agency’s statistical results show that global smartphone sales in 2019 were 1.54 billion units. It means that the sales dropped to approximately 1.38 billion units in 2020. This year is expected to recover to more than 1.5 billion units. In terms of countries and regions, the sales volume of smartphones in the Chinese market will reach 368 million units in 2020 and may exceed up to 400 million units this year. On the other hand, the sales volume in North America will be 136 million units in 2020. It may increase to 150 million units this year.
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In terms of 5G phones, statistics show that 213 million 5G phones were sold globally in 2020. In 2019 it was only 16.7 million.
We also have information that Gartner, a research organization, revealed that 5G smartphones made in China costing above $200 will see a surge in sales this year. Moreover, the rich variety will meet the needs of global consumers. In 2021, the global sales of 5G phones will increase by 35%, reaching 559 million units. In addition, China’s 5G smartphone market share may reach 59.5%.