Smartphone shipments will reach 1.53 billion by 2021, says IDC
Worldwide smartphone shipments will rebound in 2017, according to the latest market study by International Data Corporation (IDC). While growth is expected to be consistent, IDC predicts shipment volumes to grow by 4.2% in 2017 and 4.4% in 2018 - with a CAGR of 3.8 percent over the 2016-2021 forecast period.
Furthermore, smartphone shipments are forecast to reach 1.53 billion units in 2017, and eventually grow to 1.77 billion units by 2021.
From a platform perspective, IDC doesn't expect much change...