According to iSuppli recent report, the large-display smartphone shipments predicted to more than double and will pass 60 million units by this year with doubling in numbers for the devices ranging anywhere between 5-inches and 7-inches. The 60 million units mark as per iSuppli, means an increase of 136 percent from 25.6 million from last year. The firm also expects that the global shipments to reach 146 million units.
“The move to offer larger-display smartphones reflects the efforts of both device and panel makers to differentiate their products,” Vinita Jakhanwal, director of small and medium displays at IHS iSuppli, said in a statement. “With consumers demanding more lifelike viewing experiences, the trend to offer such devices makes perfect sense, especially considering the increase in rich content that is being made available on smartphones.”