Smartphone shipments in 2021 are forecast to reach 1.38 billion units globally this year, an increase of 7.7% over 2020 and the highest level since 2015, the technology analyst firm IDC says.
Traditional PC shipments during the first quarter of 2021 grew by 55.2% year-on-year to 84 million units worldwide, the technology analyst firm IDC says, adding that this included desktops, notebooks and workstations.
Global shipments of PCs have shown a big uptick in the final quarter of 2020, with three technology research outfits — Canalys, IDC and Gartner — all reporting positive trends which have been in evidence for most of the pandemic period.
Global smartphone shipments are expected to drop by nearly 10% this year, the tech analyst firm IDC says, forecasting growth in 2021 largely due to shipments of 5G devices.
Global shipments of smartphones will drop by 11.9% in 2020 year-on-year, the technology research firm IDC has forecast, with shipments totalling 1.2 billion units.
The global smartphone market faces another challenging year in 2019, with the US-China trade war the factor that will have the biggest say on whether the market returns to growth or not, the research firm IDC says.
Smartphone shipments fell for the fifth consecutive quarter in the final quarter of 2018, with 375.4 million units shipped, a drop of 4.9% year-on-year, the technology analyst firm IDC says, according to its preliminary figures for the year.
Global smartphone vendors' shipments in the third quarter of 2018 showed a year-on-year decline of 6%, preliminary statistics from analyst firm IDC show.
Global smartphone shipments will decline this year, but market intelligence firm IDC believes there will be low single-digit growth from 2019 through to 2022, according to the company's latest forecast released last week.
The second quarter of 2018 marked the first time since the second quarter of 2010 that Apple did not figure in either the first or second positions for global smartphone market share, figures from market intelligence provider IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker show.
The era of desktop and notebook computers may be drawing to a close, but the hybrid, detachable, two-in-one is on a rapid ascent. Specifically the Windows based, x86 version.
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