MINEWS, JAKARTA – The trend of smartphone sales, which has continued to increase so far, seems to be slowly declining. Based on reports from market research companies Gartner Research, global smartphone sales are down 2.5 percent from 2018.
According to the survey, the downturn occurred as the smartphone market was over-supplying goods and merchandise, so it was no longer useful for new consumer experiences to upgrade. Moreover, the high selling price of smartphones is another reason for the market downturn.
quotes GSM Arena, On Saturday, August 3, 2019, Gartner predicts smartphone sales will drop from $ 1.55 billion in 2018 to $ 1.51 billion later this year. The decline will occur in major markets such as Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, North America and Japan.
It is estimated that smartphone sales in the Eastern European region will fall from 47 million to 45 million. Sales of smartphones in Japan are also expected to decline significantly from 33.9 million to 31.7 million.
Smartphone sales will grow again in 2020. Gartner estimates that global smartphone sales will increase by 1560 853 next year. This growth will be driven by the availability of networks and 5G mobile phones.