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Worldwide Smartphone Shipments to Grow 3% This Year

Worldwide Smartphone Shipments to Grow 3% This Year
Written by TechBug

IDC predicts shipments will increase to 1.52 billion this year, as major devices were released or are about to make their debut. Moreover, the report suggests that the industry will retain its momentum in 2018, with a 4.5% growth rate expected next year, thanks to “improved economic conditions and emerging markets and a full year of new iPhone shipments from Apple.”

“2016 was an interesting year for smartphones with some high-growth markets down and other mature markets like the U.S. and China outpacing global growth rates,” said Ryan Reith, program vice president with IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Trackers.

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