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The worldwide smartphone market has reached a higher level of maturity, with its year-on-year growth expected to slow down in 2015. To survive in the fierce competitions, smartphone vendors have been looking for new growth drivers in services, markets, and product specs. Although IoT will bring huge opportunities, smartphone vendors will only stand a better chance in wearables, as other applications such as smart home and smart car are dominated by platform developers and car makers respectively. India is expected to be the next smartphone market with great potential, but regulatory restrictions may put foreign companies at a disadvantage. As for product specs, vendors will adopt new specs (such as more advanced AP and USB Type-C) and components (e.g. force touch and fingerprint identification). This report provides an outlook for the worldwide smartphone market in 2016, from the perspective of new services, new markets, and new specifications.
List of Topics
- Overview of the global smartphone market, including forecasts for shipments and market share by OS from 2015 to 2019, also included is global smartphone market share by price point from 2013 to 2019
- New services provided by smartphone vendors; touching on smart home, smart car, wearable devices, and mobile payment
- Opportunities and challenges for foreign vendors in the Indian smartphone market, including the issue of lower profits, regulatory restrictions, and management of online and offline channels
- New smartphone specs and components, touching on the intense competition in AP Industry, fingerprint identification technologies, and USB Type-C and major suppliers
Apple, Bharti, Celkon, FLEX, Foxconn, Future, Gionee, Hipad, HTC, Huaqin, Huawei, Innos, Intex, Karbonn, Lava, Leadcore, Lenovo, LeTV, Longcheer, MediaTek, Meizu, Micromax, Nokia, OnePlus, Qualcomm, Reliance, Samsung, Smartisan, Snapdeal, Sony, Spreadtrum, Tinno Mobile, Wintech, Xiaomi, ZUK