Smartphone market, Apple will increase its share in 2018
According to the data released by TrendForce, the global sales of smartphones have been weaker than expected in the second half of 2017. And in 2018, only Apple and Nokia will make record of the important signs of growth.
In 2017, Apple has confirmed the second place in the ranking of the largest smartphone manufacturers, only surpassed by Samsung. With three new models expected by the end of the year, TrenForce believes that the global shipment of iPhone will rise 6% in 2018. Thanks to this performance, the share of Apple in the entire smartphone market should then go from 15.2% in 2017 to 15.7% in 2018. Samsung, however, may lose a little bit and go from 21.9% to 20.3%, proving to leaders in the field of smartphones on a global level.
From the estimates of TrendForce shows that only Nokia, along with Apple, will be able to increase its market share in 2018. The performance of home Nokia should in fact benefit from the excellent sales that you are recording and it will record in India.
With regard to Samsung, the negative sign is due in large part to the sales at the slow pace of the high-end models, while the smartphone of the series A and series J will continue to have great success.
TrendForce predicts that the biometrics on the screen will become a mainstream capability this year.
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