More Than One Billion Smartphones Will Ship This Year, Here's All The Data On The Maturing Smartphone Market

Smartphones have already come to the forefront as the world’s dominant computing device.

There were more than 1 billion smartphones in use across the globe by late 2012, and that number will continue to climb over the next few years as mobile carriers in emerging markets onboard mobile subscribers to 3G connections and smartphone handsets. BI Intelligence expects that this year more than one billion smartphones will ship globally.

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we look at how the smartphone market is shaping up now that we’ve entered the late stages of adoption. We outline where growth will come from next, how the average selling price of a smartphones will trend in the next few years, and whether real innovation will still be possible as manufacturers emphasise selling cheaper handsets to a wider swath of consumers.

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Here are some of the key facts from the report:

In full, the report:

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