December 05, 2017
Phablets will become the most popular smartphone type by 2019
Phablets — smartphones with a screen size between 5.5 and 7 inches — are on track to lead the global smartphone market in terms of shipments by 2019, according to a forecast by IDC.
Phablets accounted for 40% of all smartphones shipped in 2017, and that share’s expected to reach 59% by 2021.
While sales of phablets will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18% to reach 1 billion units in 2021, up from 611 million in 2017, regular-sized smartphones will decline 7.4% over the same period.