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This spreadsheet projects mobile handset unit sales for the 2017–22 period. Splits are provided by device type (non-smartphone and smartphones), by OS (Android, iOS, and others), and by price and by network access technology (2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G) for major regional and national markets. Forecasts are also provided for smartphone installed base, split by OS.


  • There will be slow growth in the global handset market as devices remain active for longer.
  • Apple's smartphone shipments are set to stagnate as its target market is saturated.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the smartphone and handset market globally and 70 several key markets; split by OS, price, and network technology.
  • Forecasts installed base of smartphones in 70 key markets, split by OS.

Key questions answered

  • Which markets have the most potential for growth in smartphone sales in the next five years?
  • How quickly will 5G find its way onto devices?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Mobile Handset Forecast: Sales, Installed Base, ASP, and Revenue, 2017–22

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