Global smartphone shipments to hit 650 mln units this year

Thursday 1 November 2012 | 00:30 CET | News
With component cost continually decreasing, many mobile phone makers are developing entry to mid-level smartphones in an effort to increase market share. As a result, feature phones are gradually being phased out of the market. DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce expects smartphone shipments to exceed 650 million units in 2012, more than 40 percent growth compared to 460 million units shipped in 2011. In 2013 smartphone shipments are likely to continue increasing to over 830 million, up 30 percent. Chinese brands are expected to see especially strong smartphone shipments, with 50

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Huawei China / Samsung / ZTE Belgium
Countries: World
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