ABI Research: Smartphone Shipments Will Account For 50% OF All Handset Shipments By 2014

Posted on Jan 18 2013 - 11:39am by Editorial Staff

According to ABI Research latest report, the smarphone shipments will account for 50% of all handset shipments by 2014 and has become the largest handset segment in the world. The research firm predicts that by 2018, about 2.4 billion handset shipments with smartphones will account for 69% of all handset shipments while the LTE handsets will account for 35% of all handset shipments and 50% of smartphone shipments.

“Barring an unlikely collapse in Samsung’s business, even Apple will be chasing Samsung’s technology, software, and device leadership in 2013 through the foreseeable future,” says senior analyst Michael Morgan. Since 2010 Samsung has grown its smartphone market share from 8% to over 30% in 2012; meanwhile Apple’s market share is expected to peak in 2013 at 22%; remaining flat through 2018.”

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