Stunning rise of Smartphones

Smartphones to account for half of connections in 2016

Smartphones to account for half of connections in 2016
Smartphones to account for half of connections in 2016

Smartphones to rule in 2016

As per the forecast of GSMA Intelligence, by end of 2016 smartphones will be used for 50% of all mobile connections worldwide.

According to Xinhua reports, GSMA Intelligence is part of GSMA, the representative body of the mobile communications industry.

It is also estimated that India will see an significant rise in Smartphone, as the acceptance for Smartphone has increased, currently it is 23% and expected to be 50% by 2020.

Looking at the estimated statistics, Chinese manufacturers are being motivated to produce more in the country.

China is already a Major player in the market of Smartphones connection and it is expected that they will continue to hold the position.

China is also world’s biggest Smartphones market with 890 Million connections in 2015 (129.4 million up on 2014), the agency said on Monday.

The Chinese market has benefited from an expanding middle class and thanks to companies such as Huawei and ZTE, it also has strong domestic manufacturers.

Although the growth in smartphone use in China has slowed since 2015, sales remain strong as users look to upgrade to high-end devices, the agency said.

[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]M[/dropcap]yanmar saw over 600 percent increase in smartphone use from 10 to 66 percent between the second quarter of 2014 and the last quarter of 2015, with many first time handset purchasers entering the market with a smartphone rather than a more basic device.

In an article published in the Mobile World Daily magazine distributed at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, GSMA Intelligence confirmed that smartphones accounted for 45 percent of global mobile connections in the last quarter of 2015, when five years ago they have accounted for less than 10 percent of connections.

Some 2.9 billion smartphone connections have been added over the past five years and a further 2.5 billion are predicted for the next five.

History of Smartphones

Here is an informative post on a brief history of Smartphones.



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