27 May '13, 8am

Global smartphone shipments to surpass basic and feature phones in 2013 - raport

Global smartphone shipments to surpass basic and feature phones in 2013; handset panel specifications to change, says DisplaySearch Press release, May 27; Alex Wolfgram, DIGITIMES [Monday 27 May 2013] Global smartphone shipments will surpass shipments of basic and feature phones for the first time in 2013, according to research firm DisplaySearch, adding that the device's screen sizes are likely to see major changes. Global smartphone shipments are expected to reach 937 million units in 2013, compared to just 889 million units for basic phones and feature phones. Between 2011 and 2016, smartphone shipments will grow at a CAGR of 26%, to 1.45 billion units, which will account for two-thirds of the mobile phone market, said the firm. "The global smartphone market is expected to continue growing rapidly over the next two years," said Shawn Lee, research director at DisplaySea...

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