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Smartphone Market Research Report Information By Type (Media-Centric (Music, navigation, Gaming, Camera), Entry Level, Performance), By Input Device (Touchscreen, Keypad), By Operating System (Android, iOS, Windows), By Distribution Channel (OEM, Retailers, e-Commerce) - Industry Size, Share and Ternds till 2030


ID: MRFR/SEM/6693-HCR | 111 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte| April 2024

Smartphone Market Size and Report Overview


Globally, the size of Smartphone Market is estimated to grow from USD 520.3 billion in 2022 to USD 978.2 Billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 6.80%, during the predicted period driven by The growth of social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook raised smartphone use. A smartphone is a category of mobile phones differentiated from feature phones by the stronger hardware, software capabilities, and broad mobile operating systems. A huge range of features is available on a smartphone, including multimedia functionality consisting of video, gaming, music, camera, voice calls, video calls, and the internet, including wide software functionalities and web browsing. Different operating systems are used in smartphones, such as iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry Operating System, and others. Over the years, smartphones have massively progressed. They are combined with innovative technologies with a global positioning system, gyroscope, flash memory, optical fingerprint sensors, near field connectivity, increased reality, virtual reality, etc. 


Due to the Covid-19 situation, all small businesses, medium and big, are facing a downfall in revenue. Specific government rules limit the gathering of people, which hugely disturbs the companies running online. However, with the arrival of vaccination, everything is going back to normal. It is expected that by 2030 things will get back to normal, and business will grow.


The main factors that operate the use of the smartphone market are premium design of smartphone adoption, high disposable income, high internet connectivity use of mobile internet, and increase in population technical approach. Smartphones are radical devices that make every task easy in just a few clicks. Though, smartphones carry a mixture of integrated computers and other features such as web browsing and operating system that makes them exceptionally best.


The rising demand for advanced functions and the spurring growth in the gaming industry accelerate market revenues. Besides, the availability of cost-effective smart technologies boosts market sales. Also, rapid technological upgrades and rising sales of smartphones substantiate the market value. Changing consumer preferences and the sharp rise in the disposable income levels of consumers are the key factors impacting the market growth positively.


Additionally, the proliferation of the internet further fostered smartphone prominence, adding third-party applications and providing limitless functionality. Xiaomi announced that it is launching its new smartphone, Mix Fold 3, in China by Aug.2023. This foldable device has a camera system co-developed in collaboration with the legendary brand Leica. 


Covid 19 Analysis:


Due to the situation of Covid-19, all businesses small, medium, and big are facing a downfall in revenue. Certain government norms restrict the gathering of people which hugely affects the businesses running online.


However, the vaccination drive may soon get everything back to normal. It is expected that by 2022 things will get back to normal and business will flourish.


Smartphone Market Dynamics:


Market Key Drivers:


The major factors that drive the use of the smartphone market are high disposable income, premium design of smartphone adoption, high internet connectivity use of mobile internet, increasing population technical approach. Smartphones are revolutionary devices that make every task easy in just a few clicks. However, smartphones carry a combination of integrated computers and other features such as operating system and web browsing that makes them exceptionally the best.


Market Key Opportunities:


Factors that provide opportunities for the growth of the smartphone market are an increasingly young population, the need for a device to stay connected, browse the internet, click pictures, use social media, etc. All these tasks can be easily performed with the use of smartphones in just a few clicks, smartphones come in handy. Identities include smart smartphone manufacturers and their investment heavily in research and development to incorporate new technologies which are attracting customers. New launches and updated products in the market hype up the need to have the latest version of the smartphone. These are some of the opportunities that contribute to the market growth.


Market Key Restraints:


The smartphone market growth is however declining due to a few factors. These factors include data identity and data theft issues which affect the growth of the smartphone market. The interface usually doesn't function smoothly due to a load of work such as digital media player from music, loading photos, and videos through a single interface.


Value Chain Analysis:


The benefits of having smartphones include web browsing, calling, music playing, video making, blogging, article writing, presentation making, video calls, using social media, marketing, etc. All these functions are performed by one single smartphone and hence become a vital part of human life.


Smartphone Market Segmentation Overview:


Given below is the segmentation of the market-


Smartphone Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2022-2030):


Based on the time the smartphone market is bifurcated into media-centric smartphones, entry-level smartphones, and performance smartphones. The media-centric smartphone segment is classified into gaming, music, navigation, and camera smartphones.


By type, the smartphone market has been segmented into entry-level, media-centric (navigation, music, gaming, camera, others), and performance smartphones. 



  • On Aug.02, 2023, Indian smartphone player Lava launched an entry-level smartphone, Yuva 2. The new smartphone features a 13MP rare view & a 5MP front camera, and a 90Hz refresh rate. Lava Yuva 2 also gets a side fingerprint scanner and auto call recording feature. Lava Yuva 2 runs on a Unisoc T606 octa-core processor with 64GB internal storage and 3GB RAM.

  • On Aug 2023, Xiaomi launched Redmi 1 5G smartphone in India for the mid-range segment. The new phone has three storage variants - 4GB RAM+128GB memory expanding the wearables range. The company also launched its latest Redmi 12 series in India, comprising the Redmi 12 4G and the Redmi 12 5G. Both these smartphones will be available for purchase starting from Aug.04 on Mi.com, Flipkart.com, Mi Home & Mi Studio, and authorized retail partners. 

  • On Jan 2022, Tencent Games, a leading global gaming company, announced its plan to acquire Xiaomi's BlackShark Gaming division for approximately US$470 million. The acquisition would enable the gaming smartphone maker to undergo a business transformation once the acquisition process is complete. The new deal focuses on cooperation in gaming phones to give users an improved mobile gaming experience.


Smartphone Operating System Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2022-2030):


Based on operating systems the smartphone market has been segmented into Android, iOS, and windows.


Smartphone Distribution Channels Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2022-2030):


The Smartphone Market is divided based on distribution channels into OEM, retailer, and e-commerce.


Smartphone Input Device Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2022-2030):


The division of input devices in the smartphone market is divided into screen and keypad.


Smartphone Region Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2022-2030):


Based on the region, the divisions are made into regions namely North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, and the Middle East and Africa.


Smartphone Regional Insights:


Based on region the smartphone market is divided into the Asia Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and the Middle East, and Africa.


The region of Asia Pacific is segmented into countries of India, China, Indonesia, etc. The smartphone market in the region of Asia Pacific experiences high growth due to factors such as increasing per capita and come in the region, the presence of a massive population within increasing disposable income, and also there is a growing interest in the population to use new technologies and services. Companies such as Jio, Airtel, etc. In India, they are slowly adding up to the adoption of smartphones and also increasing their demand by providing data at the lowest cost possible.


The region of North America and Europe are among the countries which witnessed a bit of decline in revenue and shipment. This downfall is due to the maturity in the market, however, the growth is still witnessed in the smartphone repair market as customers do not frequently like changing their old smartphones in these regions. However, there are some regulations and rules implemented by the government to drop the roaming charges from all the networks which have held it to minimize communication costs for the consumers.


The Middle East and Africa are expected to show some increasing growth from 2022 to 2030, This is followed by the region of South America. The factors for such increasing growth are due to growing network coverage in rural areas, and increasing the affordability of mobile devices and tariffs.


Smartphone Key Market Player & Competitive Analysis 


The prominent key players of the smartphone market in the global market are mentioned down below-



  • Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (South Korea)

  • Apple Inc. (US)

  • Google LLC (US)

  • Xiaomi Corporation (China)

  • Lenovo Group Limited (China)

  • OnePlus Technology Co., Ltd (China)

  • Microsoft Corporation (US)

  • Nokia Corporation (Finland)

  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (China)

  • Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd (China)

  • Vivo Communication Technology Co. Ltd (China)

  • HTC Corporation (Taiwan)

  • Sony Corporation (Japan)

  • ZTE Corporation (China)

  •  LG Electronics Inc. (South Korea)

  • Panasonic Corporation (Japan) among others.


All these prominent key players play a major road in the dynamics and growth of the smartphone market. These major key players opt for many strategies and policies to widen their customer base. These policies and strategies mainly include collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, extensions, joint ventures, establishments, new production processes, innovations, technology widening the existing products, partnerships, etc. All these important methods are opted to get the needs of customers and develop a strong potential growth base.


Recent Industry Developments/News:



July 2023- With the introduction of the Motorola razr 40 extreme and razr 40, the newest models in its flagship razr smartphone series, Motorola—India's finest 5G smartphone brand and the inventor of the flip phone—disrupted the Indian smartphone industry once more today. With this announcement, the classic Razr returns to Flip the Script's foldable smartphone lineup, drenched in cutting-edge technology & style-driven self-expression. Each aspect of this new family has been thoughtfully designed to satisfy the demands of contemporary customers who wish to stand out and who desire the greatest contemporary flip phone.


With the introduction of the Motorola razr 40 extreme and razr 40, the newest models in its flagship razr smartphone series, Motorola—India's finest 5G smartphone brand and the inventor of the flip phone—disrupted the Indian smartphone industry once more today. With this announcement, the classic Razr returns to Flip the Script's foldable smartphone lineup, drenched in cutting-edge technology & style-driven self-expression. Each aspect of this new family has been thoughtfully designed to satisfy the demands of contemporary customers who wish to stand out & who desire the greatest contemporary flip phone.


The razr 40 ultra, which has the strongest Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1 Mobile Platform, the most effective battery, and the biggest external display of any flip phone, is at the front of the pack. When flipped closed, it is in fact the slimmest flippable smartphone within the industry. Users may view more at a glance and access the stuff that matters the most with this wonderful external display's astounding 3.6" pOLED screen, which is completely capable of supporting numerous apps and functionalities even when it is closed. On this sizable external display, users may react to messages, take selfies, play games, receive directions, listen to music on Spotify, and enjoy watching YouTube.


July 2023- The eagerly anticipated OnePlus Nord 3 5G is now available! On July 5, at 7 p.m. IST, at OnePlus Nord Summer Launch event, the latest smartphone from one of India's most popular companies will be unveiled.


The firm has shared some of the advantages of this potent item, which is intended to provide amazing power to those who live active lifestyles and like multitasking with smart devices, in advance of the launch event.


The latest smartphone will feature a simple, minimalist design without a plastic screen and a flat, seamless display. OnePlus Nord starts with a fantastic OnePlus design, and is all about delivering their consumers just much everything they might want. OnePlus COO and President Kinder Liu stated, he is delighted to be releasing this first look on the OnePlus Nord 3 5G & look forward to revealing more over the following few weeks.


Before its launch ceremony, OnePlus debuted the new model's back design. It will be available in two intriguing color options: glossy Misty Green for the somewhat more adventurous, and Tempest Grey for those who want to play it safe.


A 120Hz, 17.12 cm Super Fluid Display on the new model will provide a completely immersive viewing experience. Additionally, it will include a OnePlus alert slider at the side to manage the volume and alerts.


The OnePlus Nord 3 5G promises to provide its consumers with a top-of-the-line photographic experience. OnePlus smartphones have long been recognized for their incredible photography skills. Although the OnePlus Nord 3 5G is their latest mid-range phone, it will not provide mid-range picture quality.


The event of OnePlus Nord Summer Launch this year is anticipated to be larger and better than the event in 2022, which was a smashing success, thanks to the fantastic lineup. The year 2022 was noteworthy for OnePlus Nord category.



Report Overview:


As of 2021, The Smartphone Market is expected to grow from USD 520.3 billion in 2020 to USD 978.2 Billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 6.80%, during the forecast period. The global smartphone market in the global market research report consists of the following elements


Which Are Mentioned Down Below-



  • Market Overview

  • Covid 19 analysis

  • Market dynamics

  • Value chain analysis

  • Market segmentation

  • Regional analysis

  • Competitive landscape

  • Recent developments


In the global smartphone market research report, there are major factors that drive the growth of the market. The report consists of opportunities that may further in the future and hands the global market of the smartphone. Various factors restrain the growth of sugar-free confectioneries and hamper the development of such a fine-based market. The research report also consists of various analyses based on Covid 19 impact market dynamics, different segmentations, regional analysis, statistics, trends, market outlook, industry insights, etc. This research report also consists of various strategies and policies followed by the major key players that drive the smartphone market. The future growth rate is also discussed and mentioned in this research report.


Intended Audience:



  • System Integrators

  • OEMs/ODMs

  • Defense System Manufacturers

  • Electronic Component Manufacturers

  • Service Providers

  • Resellers and Distributors

  • Consultancy and advisory firms

  • Government Agencies

  • Consulting Firms

  • Research Institutes and Organizations

  • Technology Standards Organizations

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2030 USD 978.2 Billion
CAGR 6.80% (2022-2030)
Base Year 2021
Market Forecast Period 2022-2030
Historical Data 2020
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Input Device, Operating System, Distribution Channel
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
Key Vendors Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (South Korea), Apple Inc. (US), Google LLC (US), Xiaomi Corporation (China), Lenovo Group Limited (China), OnePlus Technology Co. Ltd (China), Microsoft Corporation (US), Nokia Corporation (Finland), Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd (China), Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications (China), Vivo Communication Technology (China), HTC Corporation (Taiwan), Sony Corporation (Japan), ZTE Corporation (China), LG Electronics Inc. (South Korea)
Key Market Opportunities Increasingly young population
Key Market Drivers High disposable income Premium design of smartphone adoption High internet connectivity use of mobile internet Increasing population technical approach


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

By 2030, the smartphone market can strike 6.80% CAGR and value at USD 978.2 Billion.

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (South Korea), Google LLC (US), Apple Inc. (US), and Xiaomi Corporation (China) are some reputed names in the smartphone market.

Types of smartphones are; entry-level smartphones, media-centric smartphones, and performance smartphones.

The use of the smartphone market are high disposable income, premium design of smartphone adoption, high internet connectivity use of mobile internet, increasing population technical approach

The penetration of e-commerce to cause the smartphone market in APAC to boom.

The smartphone market is a hugely competitive market. The mobile industry is dominated by Apple and Samsung, who control 75% of the smart phone market

Big players like Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Apple Inc., and Xiaomi Corporation are expected to dominate the smartphone market during the forecast period

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