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Smartphone sales will register their worst ever decline this year before rebounding in 2020

September 26, 2019


Because the year’s third quarter hasn’t even ended yet, we don’t have any new smartphone sales numbers to add on top of the market’s pretty poor results reported for the first six months of 2019. But Gartner has just come out with an interesting new report that paints a pretty bleak picture as far as future Q3 and Q4 global totals are concerned.

Namely, the reputable market research firm expects smartphone sales to end 2019 with a 3.2 percent decline compared to 2018’s overall figures. That would represent the worst year-on-year evolution of the mobile industry since its very inception, beating 2018’s slightly lower decline over numbers reported back in 2017 (at least according to some researchers).

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