What’s happening now in the Mobility Industry?
July 22, 2020
What’s Happening Now in the Mobility Industry?There’s a lot going on in the consumer electronics industry and specifically the mobile phone market. We’re seeing COVID-19 affecting supply chain, carriers and retailers and consumer shopping habits around the world. Add to that, 5G is around the corner and new device trends like foldable phones coming out. The status quo is definitely changing, so we’ve compiled some data related to these topics to help you stay informed.
Consumer PreferencesToday, smartphones are the phone of choice for most consumers, therefore the demand for data (often unlimited) impacts carriers and device manufacturers. Increasing price tags and device features mean that consumers are keeping their phones for longer periods of time, sometimes even opting to buy used devices when they do switch phones.
New or Used Smartphone Purchases
Many smartphones users have limited-use data plans
Trends in Device SalesHow does the future look for mobile device sales, considering the impact of COVID-19? How popular might foldable phones become? Let’s look at some of these trends and forecasts below.
Projected mobile phone sales & COVID-19 impact
Foldable phones — are they the future?
5G Global & North American TrendsWorldwide market share forecasts 1-in-5 phones will be 5G by 2025
Recent global 5G smartphone shipments show leading manufacturers in the space
5G adoption in North America will climb
5G market share of shipments in North America overtakes 4G by 2023
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Julie JutteJulie Jutte is a Product Marketing Manager at IMCLS focusing on Mobility. She helps generate and nurture business with new and existing customers through targeted marketing campaigns, external communications and thought leadership that highlights our business and leadership's depth of experience and knowledge. Julie has spent years in the communications and marketing fields, working to understand customer needs, develop thoughtful product and service storytelling and become an industry expert. She is passionate about multi-channel campaign development and understanding the voice of the customer, as well as, being a self-proclaimed foodie who never stays still too long.
Julie Jutte 2020-07-22