27 Feb '18, 11am

Gartner: Over 1.5 billion smartphone sold in 2017 with 86% Android devices [Article]...

Gartner: Over 1.5 billion smartphone sold in 2017 with 86% Android devices [Article]...

“Two main factors led to the fall in the fourth quarter of 2017,” said Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner. “First, upgrades from feature phones to smartphones have slowed down due to a lack of quality “ultra-low-cost” smartphones and users preferring to buy quality feature phones. Second, replacement smartphone users are choosing quality models and keeping them longer, lengthening the replacement cycle of smartphones. Moreover, while demand for high quality, 4G connectivity and better camera features remained strong, high expectations and few incremental benefits during replacement weakened smartphone sales.”

Full article: https://www.malaysianwireless.com/2018/02/gartner-billion...

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