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Ovum's latest update to the handset and smartphone forecast tracks the latest developments in the handset market. This version integrates updated data on corporate smartphones, nonsmartphone sales, and network technology adoption.


  • 5G handsets are set to launch in 2019 but fewer than 10 million 5G smartphones will be sold this year.
  • The total handset market in 2018 declined and will do so again in 2019 due to the saturated smartphone market in most major markets.

Features and Benefits

  • Evaluates the potential for 5G handset sales.
  • Identifies the markets where smartphones sales will continue to grow and which ones have already saturated.

Key questions answered

  • How will Apple's iPhone business evolve in the face of a very challenging market?
  • How will the ever increasing prices affect the sales of premium handsets?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Mobile Handset Forecast: Sales, Installed Base, ASP, and Revenue, 2018–23

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