5G is key! Analysts predict big boost to Android and iPhone sales

Forecasts suggest the global smartphone market will decline a considerable 5.5% year-on-year during the first half of 2019. But according to IDC’s latest report, respectable levels of growth levels throughout the remaining months of the year are to be expected.

5G devices and cheaper flagships will boost demand this year
Although the higher level of demand won’t be enough to compensate for the decline seen so far – IDC expects an overall sales drop of 1.9% this year – growth between July and December is expected to sit at an average of 1.4% despite a possible decline of up to 5% in China. …

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