The UK had 36 million active smartphones at end-2012, with an additional 47 million active non-smartphones, according to Portio Research. The installed smartphone base is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18 percent between 2013 and 2016, bringing the number of smartphones to 44 million by end-2013 and 63 million by end-2016. While the number of smartphones grows rapidly, the installed base of non-smartphones will decline, dropping to 39 million by end-2013 and to 21 million by end-2016.
The UK accounted for 11.7 percent of the European smartphone base at end-2012, compared to 5.6 percent of the regional non-smartphone installed base. This shows that the UK is a regional leader, with above-average smartphone penetration. These percentages will decline as the rest of Europe catches up, with the UK accounting for 9.4 percent of the regional installed smartphone base by end-2016. Smartphone penetration in the UK was 44 percent at end-2012, and will reach 53 percent by end-2013 and 75 percent by end-2016.
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