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Smartphones Expected To Account For 82% Of Cellphone Sales In 2017

vcsprasset 520707 121927 5868cc97 a74e 4f90 b51c 4a8f4fe351e7 0For those of us living in developed countries and cities, seeing a smartphone is not an uncommon sight. Instead, seeing something with a feature phone would be more of a surprise. However despite being exposed to smartphones, not everyone around the world has one due to a variety of reasons, such as availability and pricing and also the needs of the user, which is why some turn to feature phones which are not only cheap, but get the job done such as calling and messaging. In any case what about the future? With smartphones getting cheaper these days, will we start seeing more adoption in the future?

According to recent reports, it has been suggested that come 2017, it is possible that we will see smartphones account for 82% of all mobile phones sold, and that 30% of those sales will actually be coming from China where smartphones, such as Apple’s iPhone, has become increasingly popular. China also has companies such as Huawei, Oppo, and Meizu (just to name a few) who have also put out some impressive devices locally and have kept them at relatively affordable prices as well.

According to Tina Teng, an analyst at NPD DisplaySearch, “Smartphone market growth is being fueled by entry-level smartphones from international brands and white-box vendors in emerging markets […] We expect aggressive pricing moves to continue, prompting first-time smartphone buyers to upgrade earlier.”

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