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Forecast: Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2017-2023, 1Q19 Update

Published: 29 March 2019

ID: G00386868

Analyst(s): Annette Zimmermann , CK Lu , Ranjit Atwal , Bruno Lakehal , Tuong Nguyen , Mikako Kitagawa , Roberta Cozza , Annette Jump


Gartner expects global mobile phone sales to decline year over year in 2019 by 0.5% and exhibit flat growth in 2019. A slight rebound is forecast for 2020 as availability of 5G networks and smartphones will proliferate.

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