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Forecast: Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2015-2021, 3Q17 Update

Published: 27 September 2017

ID: G00326788

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


Gartner expects global mobile phone sales to see a slightly negative trend in 2017 (negative 0.6%) compared with little growth (0.5%) in our 2Q17 iteration. The outlook for utility phones has ebbed in Greater China in 2017 and continuing into subsequent years, driving change in the overall market.

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