18 April 2011

Handset sales to grow to 1.5 billion units in 2011

Global handset sales will grow to 1.5 billion units in 2011, according to Strategy Analytics’ new report ‘Handset Sales Forecast by Type: Smartphone, Feature Phone & Basic Phone’, which forecasts global handset sales by type from 2003 to 2015 and identifies which categories will grow at above-average rates during the next five years.

The high-value smartphone segment will continue to experience robust growth over the next five years, while feature phones and basic phones will remain a scale play, comments the market research firm.

Strategy Analytics has previously identified a new sub-category of handsets called superphones. This segment continues to emerge as a super-high-growth market, forecast to expand almost 600% between 2010 and 2015, the firm adds. Android vendors such as Samsung, HTC and Motorola are leading the superphone industry, Strategy Analytics notes.

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Tags: Mobile handset shipments

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