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Growth of Android in Emerging Markets to Fuel Smartphone Market Recovery in 2024


Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Global smartphone shipments are forecast to grow by 4% year-on-year (YoY) in 2024 to 1.21 billion units, according to the International Data Corp. (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

The growth in 2024 adds momentum to the overall recovery IDC expects throughout the forecast as consumer demand slowly rebounds from the dismal past few years. The recovery will continue in 2025 with 2.3% growth expected, followed by low single-digit growth for the rest of the forecast period, resulting in a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.3%.

“While the overall market will see a relatively strong recovery this year with 4% growth coming from almost all regions, it is important to note that the majority of the growth will be driven by Android, which is expected to grow significantly faster at 4.8% compared to 0.7% for iOS (Apple). The rapid growth of Android is coming off a tough two years, while iOS’s softer growth is due to a strong 2023 and increasing competition in China that is denting its growth potential. However, if Apple makes a strong move around its AI strategy for iPhones, demonstrating clear use cases, it could accelerate the growth for Apple and revamp demand for iPhones, especially in China. Regardless of how this plays out, the good news is the smartphone market is finally out of the woods with a clear path of recovery ahead,” said Nabila Popal, research director with IDC’s Worldwide Tracker Team.

According to Anthony Scarsella, research director with IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, 5G-powered smartphones will continue to fuel the market as these devices will display nearly 16% growth in 2024 as adoption continues to expand across all regions and markets.

“The 16% growth in 2024 will be followed by another year of double-digit growth in 2025 (+13.2%) as 5G market share will climb to 74.4%, up from 67.2% in 2024. With 5G saturation in most developed markets, the growth of 5G in emerging markets will play a central role in driving shipments throughout the forecast period. While the overall smartphone market will have a 2.3% CAGR from 2024-2028, 5G shipments will deliver an impressive 9.1% growth rate for the same time period,” said Scarsella.

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