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Forecast: PCs, Ultramobiles and Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2018-2024, April 2020 Update

Published: 30 April 2020

ID: G00726584

Analyst(s): Ranjit Atwal , Mikako Kitagawa , Annette Jump , Tuong Nguyen , CK Lu , Annette Zimmermann , Tracy Tsai , Rishi Padhi , Roberta Cozza , Namrata Banerjee


In the wake of the COVID-19 related downturn, the devices market is severely impacted. Total device unit shipments will decline by -13.6%, in 2020, before increasing by 3.2% in 2021. The PC unit forecast for 2020, is expected to decline by -10.5% and smartphone units to decline by -13.7%.

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