November 29, 2017
Smartphone shipments will fall to phablets by 2019: IDC
Phablets, which have screens between 5.5 and 7 inches, are projected to outpace total market growth to reach one billion shipped units through 2021.
Phablets – smartphones and tablet hybrids like the Galaxy Note – are expected to overtake smartphone shipments by 2019, according to IDC.
Through 2021, phablets, which have screens between 5.5 and 7 inches, are projected to outpace total market growth to reach 1 billion shipped units, representing a compound annual growth rate of 18.1 percent.
Meanwhile, traditional-sized smartphones will decline 7.4 percent during the same period. The smartphone market overall is expected to grow at a 3 percent CAGR.