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Phablets to overtake smartphones by 2019 - IDC

Thursday 30 November 2017 | 13:34 CET | News
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Sales of phablets with screen sizes ranging from 5.5 to 7 inches are expected to overtake smartphone shipments by 2019, according to a report from IDC. In fact, phablet sales will far outpace total market growth by climbing from 611 million units in 2017 to 1 billion units in 2021, equivalent to a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.1 percent. In comparison, the total smartphone market is expected to grow at a 3.0 percent CAGR during the same period, while normal smartphones (under 5.5 inches) will decline 7.4 percent, said IDC.

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