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Global smartphone growth to slow to 8.3% in 2017

Wednesday 26 February 2014 | 18:24 CET | News
Worldwide smartphone shipments will slow to 8.3 percent annual growth in 2017 and 6.2 percent in 2018, according to a new mobile phone forecast from IDC. Annual smartphone volume in 2013 surpassed one billion units for the first time, accounting for 39.2 percent growth over 2012. In the coming year, IDC expects mature markets like North America and Europe to drop to single digits, and Japan might contract slightly. Despite the high growth expected in many emerging markets, 2014 will mark the year smartphone growth drops more significantly than ever before. 2014 volumes are expected to be 1.2

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