Market research company TrendForce issued a press release about the mobile state in 2017 and their predictions for 2018. TrendForce expects a further slow down of growth on the smartphone market in 2018, citing ” lower demand and less replacement purchases” as reasons.
More importantly, TrendForce sees Nokia, alongside with Apple, as the international brands that will surely grow their shipments of smartphones in 2018. For Nokia smartphones, TrendForce estimates a 70% year-on-year increase and shipments exceeding 20 million units in 2018.
If someone told me 4, 3 or 2 years ago, that Nokia and Apple will be the only international brands with clear growth set for 2018, I would seriously doubt the person’s mental state, and not because of Apple. Lol. 🙂 Times do change quickly.