Global shipments of personal computers, tablets and smartphones reached 2.28 billion in 2017, according to the latest Gartner data, and are expected to reach 2.32 billion in 2018, Of 2.1 percent.
Gartner believes that two markets will push the overall growth of electronic devices in 2018. The first is the high-end mobile phone market led by high-definition smartphones, along with the tablet market led by Apple and Microsoft thin and light, which generate high levels of demand within This market. "Consumers have many options when it comes to available technologies, which are two major challenges for sales companies. The first challenge is to get a share of the spending on electronic devices that have many choices today," said Ranjit Atwal, research director at Gartner. . The other challenge is to provide higher value and retain the product's place in the consumer's eyes in order to provide the appropriate device for the right audience. "
PC markets will see slight change in 2018
Gartner predicts shipments of traditional computers will decline by 5.4 percent in 2018 and shipments of notebooks will drop by 6.8 percent, High-definition portable devices will grow by 2018.
9 percent of smartphones sold will support fifth generation networks by 2021
Mobile phone shipments will rise by 2.6 percent in 2018 to reach 1.9 billion devices, Smartphone sales will increase by 6.2 percent to 87 percent Of total mobile phone sales.
"We expect Apple smartphone sales to grow more than average market growth in 2018, especially with the launch of new models that will drive consumers to upgrade their mobile phones," said Roberta Koza, research director at Gartner. Smartphone vendors in 2018 to provide the best experiences to customers through devices supported by artificial intelligence techniques and applications of the PDA as well as natural user interfaces, and through biometrics techniques and the advantages of the presentation and the camera as well.
These technologies are expected to be unveiled at the 2018 World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, and mobile phones that support the fifth generation networks are expected to reach markets by 2019.