The change in trend that is expected with the advent of the 5G era will be short-lived.
Gartner predicts that mobile phone shipments will begin to grow in 2020 for the first time in a long time. It is expected that growth will be 1.7% compared with 2019, which will result in 1.76 billion devices.
The source believes that supply growth will be provided primarily by China and emerging markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
This year, analysts expect that 5G smartphones will account for 12% of the supply of all mobile phones, while prices for new smartphones will continue to decline. And by 2022, 5G smartphones will occupy 43% of the mobile phone market.
At the same time, in 2021 it is expected that deliveries will amount to 1.77 billion phones, and already in 2022 the market will continue to decrease, and deliveries will fall by about 20 million smartphones per year.
It turns out that according to the new forecast, the change in the trend that is expected with the advent of the 5G era will be short-term.