Smartphone Sensors Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Smartphone Sensors Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/7237-CR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 195 pages

Impact of COVID-19 on the Smartphone Sensor Market

COVID-19 has spread rapidly across various countries around the world and has severely impacted the overall sensor market. The partial or complete lockdowns in most countries have resulted in disrupted supply chains. Sensors play a crucial role in smartphones to gather diverse data and information linked to several installed applications. These sensors are used to sense different parameters, such as temperature and pressure. Various sensors perform different tasks in smartphones. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, preventive measures such as lockdowns and shutting down of businesses have been taken by the governments, which is negatively impacting the smartphone sensor market. The halting of manufacturing activities has resulted in delayed production of smartphones across the world, which is significantly affecting the smartphone sensor market.

However, the commercialization of 5G technology is expected to drive the growth of the market. The delay in the deployment of the technology is due to disruptions in the testing activities as well as in the trials for 5G networks. 5G is expected to accelerate the use of sensor nodes or wireless sensors. The delay caused in the production of 5G enabled smartphones is also impacting the growth of the smartphone sensor market. Besides, Apple Inc. has recently stated that since August 2020, a COVID-19 self-test can be performed through an iPhone sensor, which can help people to diagnose themselves and self-quarantine for 14 days. This is expected to decrease the need for people to conduct the self-swab nasal test. If a person is affected by COVID-19, the DNA strands from the coronavirus attach to the proteins on the sensor, which create an electrical resistance and provide a positive/negative result in the application. Also, these sensors work by detecting viruses on surfaces through a swab test.

Worldwide Smartphone Shipment from Q1’19 to Q1’20 (Units in Millions)
COVID 19 Impact Smartphone Sensor Market Share

Source: IDC

Impact Analysis
COVID 19 Impact Smartphone Sensor Market Outlook