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Forecast: Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2015-2021, 2Q17 Update

Published: 29 June 2017

ID: G00326787

Analyst(s): Lillian Tay, CK Lu , Ranjit Atwal , Tracy Tsai , Annette Zimmermann , Roberta Cozza , Anshul Gupta , Annette Jump , Bruno Lakehal , Tuong Nguyen , Kanae Maita


Gartner expects global mobile phone sales to see little growth over the next five years, albeit keeping a positive outlook on revenue hitting $413 billion in 2020. As the industry is just starting to prepare for 5G technology, we expect phone shipments with significant volumes only in 2020 and 2021.

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