Taipei, Friday, January 20, 2017 07:26 (GMT+8)
cloudy
Taipei
14°C
2014 global smartphone market forecast
Luke Lin, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Tuesday 7 January 2014]
In 2014, smartphones are expected to continue penetrating rapidly into emerging markets such as Russia, India, Indonesia and Latin America, while China's smartphone shipments will see weakened on-year growth in the year, but still enormous volume. This report will provide in-depth analyses to forecast whether global smartphone shipments in 2014 will maintain a growth similar to that of 2013 and what the global shipment scale will reach in 2014.
Abstract
Global smartphone shipments, 2010-2014 (m units)

In 2014, smartphones are expected to continue penetrating rapidly into emerging markets such as Russia, India, Indonesia and Latin America, while China's smartphone shipments will see weakened on-year growth in the year, but still enormous volume. This report will provide in-depth analyses to forecast whether global smartphone shipments in 2014 will maintain a growth similar to that of 2013 and what the global shipment scale will reach in 2014.

Within the top-10 smartphone vendors in 2013, four of them are from China and in 2014 more China-based vendors are expected to enter the top 10. This report will also analyze which China-based vendors will have the best chance to become parts of the top-tier players.

How Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's handset business will affect Windows Phone products' shipment growth in 2014 and shake Android and iOS' domination in the smartphone market, as well as the possibility of Amazon and Facebook joining the smartphone competition in 2014 and their potential influence to the market will also be analyzed within the report.

Table of contents
Price: NT$48,000 (approx. US$1,685)
Realtime news
  • Cable TV in Taiwan to be fully digitized at end of 2017, says NCC

    Mobile + telecom | 9h 40min ago

  • Dialog Semiconductor launches power management chipset for connected cars

    Bits + chips | 9h 41min ago

  • E Ink Holdings cooperates with Texen to offer smart cosmetics packaging solution

    Before Going to Press | 9h 42min ago

  • SerComm to offer AI-integrated devices in mid-2017

    Before Going to Press | 9h 59min ago

  • 2017 Taipei Game Show opens

    Before Going to Press | 11h 20min ago

  • Asustek, Gigabyte, MSI to hike motherboard, graphics card prices in China

    Before Going to Press | 11h 21min ago

  • Acer to be free of cost amortization for intangible assets beginning 2018, says CEO

    Before Going to Press | 11h 23min ago

  • Prices for 12-inch silicon wafers set to continue growth

    Before Going to Press | 11h 25min ago

  • Asustek ships 17.5 million smartphones in 2016

    Before Going to Press | 11h 25min ago

  • Nanya buys equipment from ASML

    Before Going to Press | 11h 26min ago

  • Digitimes Research: ASEAN 3G/4G mobile broadband penetration to rise to 60% in 2017

    Before Going to Press | 12h 7min ago

  • Asia Pacific Telecom to offer 900MHz band for 2G common use

    Before Going to Press | Jan 19, 18:50

  • Catcher Technology to set up subsidiary in China

    Before Going to Press | Jan 19, 18:48

  • Foxconn to set up factory beside Apple R&D center in southern China, says report

    Before Going to Press | Jan 19, 18:48

  • Lextar Electronics to buy back 3.56% stake

    Before Going to Press | Jan 19, 18:47

Pause
 | 
View more

Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jan 16, 12:01

Digitimes Research expects global application processor (AP) shipments to increase more than 8% in 2017 and surpass the 1.9 billion mark, with smartphones remaining the main application. After slumping in 2015, Qualcomm returned to form in 2016 and will continue...

Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2017

TAIWAN MOBILE DEVICE | Nov 28, 10:20

According to surveys and analyses conducted by Digitimes Research, revenues generated from sales of server motherboards, servers, storage systems and related network system equipment by Taiwan-based vendors will continue on an upward trend to reach NT$558.5 billion...

China smartphone market and industry – 3Q 2016

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Dec 13, 18:51

Smartphone shipments in the China market reached 112.3 million units in the third quarter, up 5.8% on year and 5.2% on quarter. China-based telecom carriers continued to offer subsidies to encourage existing 2G or 3G service users to switch to a 4G service and...

Global tablet market - 3Q 2016

GLOBAL TABLET | Dec 7, 11:20

Global tablet shipments in fourth-quarter 2016 are expected to see an annual decrease of 20%.

China smartphone AP shipment 4Q forecast

CHINA SMARTPHONE AP | Dec 2, 14:32

Digitimes Research estimates shipments of AP for smartphones and tablet PC in China in the fourth quarter of 2016 will show a growth of 11.6% on quarter.

Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2016
Trends and forecasts for the China FPD industry, 2014-2017
The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.