Smartphone Sensors Market Research Report - Global Forecast till 2027

Smartphone Sensors Market Research Report Information By Smartphone Type (Standard Smartphone, Rugged Smartphone, Smartwatches, Other Wearables), By Price (USD 300 to USD 500, USD 100 to USD 300, Above USD 500, Under USD 100), By Manufacturer (Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics, Huawei Technology, Xiaomi Inc., Oppo, Sony Corporation, HMD , Others), By Application (High-End, Mid-Level, Low-End), Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Rest of the World) - Forecast till 2027

ID: MRFR/SEM/7237-CR | 195 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte | February 2021         

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Smartphone Sensors Market Overview

Smartphone Sensors Market valued at USD 69,339.5 Million in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 1,01,389.8 Million by 2027 with a CAGR of 17.50% during the forecast period, 2020–2027.  Sensors are devices or equipment that detect a variety of factors such as fingerprints, pressure, temperature, and so on. Sensors play an important part in smartphones because they are used to collect various information and data linked with various installed applications. Sensors are required for the operation of various applications on cellphones. Furthermore, image sensors are required to accomplish tasks connected to photography and cameras, while smartphones require accelerometers, gyroscopes, and touch sensors to operate gaming applications. Every day, smartphone sensors become more advanced resulting in Smartphone Sensors Market Demand. These sensors are a substantial improvement over traditional sensors in that they allow for the automatic collecting of environmental data with a significantly lower error rate. Over the forecast period, the Smartphone Sensors Market Size and Smartphone Sensors Market Share are predicted to grow due to increased use and penetration of the internet of things (IoT), as well as increased automation in automobiles and smart wearable systems for health monitoring.

COVID 19 Analysis

COVID-19 has quickly spread throughout the world, having a significant impact on the Smartphone Sensors Market. Most countries' supply lines have been interrupted as a result of partial or complete lockdowns. Sensors are important in smartphones because they collect a variety of data and information that is linked to the many applications that are installed. Different characteristics, such as temperature and pressure, are sensed by these sensors. In cellphones, many sensors perform various duties. Governments have implemented preventive measures such as lockdowns and business closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which is negatively harming the Smartphone Sensors Industry. The suspension in manufacturing activity has led to a global delay in smartphone production, which has had a substantial impact on the Smartphone Sensors Industry.

Market Dynamics


Sensors in smartphones detect temperature, pressure, fingerprints, and much more. The sensors aid in the collection and processing of various types of data or information from numerous installed applications. These sensors are used to run a variety of applications. For example, image sensors are required for camera operation, and accelerometers are required for gaming. Increased demand for smartphones with sensors has resulted from rising security concerns and vital information thefts all around the world. The rise in demand for smartphone sensors is due to increased smartphone and internet penetration increasing the Smartphone Sensors Market. Commercialization is also projected to boost the market value of smartphone sensors. The expansion of the smartphone sensors market will also be fueled by the development of new applications. The market for smartphone sensors will continue to rise as the number of apps based on GPS tracking grows.


Variations in the prices of semiconductor raw materials, on the other hand, would represent a significant time obstacle to the expansion of the smartphone sensor market. As a result of the high pricing of sensors, the smartphone sensor market's growth potential would be limited. Unfavorable taxation rules on the import and export of smartphones will further stifle the expansion of the smartphone sensor market.

Technology Analysis

Smartphones are incorporating a variety of new technology. 3D sensing, Lidar, and augmented reality are just a few of the new technologies available. With the advent of new technology, designs, and features, the worldwide smartphone market has experienced phenomenal growth. Global smartphone shipments are predicted to exceed 1.5 billion units by the end of the forecast period. During the projected period, this is expected to boost the Smartphone Sensors Market Demand. Sensors detect environmental changes and movement and turn them into electronic signals that the phone can process.

Segment Overview

The Global Smartphone Sensors Market is further bifurcated into various segments depending on various factors to help the market to grow as per the predicted CAGR growth by the end of the forecast period in 2026. The Global Smartphone Sensors Market is segmented based on the following:

Smartphone Sensors Market, By Smartphone Type

  • Standard Smartphone

  • Rugged Smartphone

  • Smartwatches

  • Other Wearables

Smartphone Sensors Market, By Price

  • USD 300 to USD 500

  • USD 100 to USD 300

  • Above USD 500

  • Under USD 100

Smartphone Sensors Market, By Manufacturer

  • Apple Inc.

  • Samsung Electronics

  • Huawei Technology

  • Xiaomi Inc.

  • Oppo

  • Sony Corporation

  • HMD Global

  • Others

Smartphone Sensors Market, By Application

  • High-End

  • Mid-Level

  • Low-End

Smartphone Sensors Market, By Region

  • North America

  • Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

  • The Rest of the World

Regional Classification

With a market value of USD 24,149.4 Million during the historic forecast period, Asia-Pacific held the greatest market share of 35.3 percent; the market is predicted to grow at a CAGR of 7.6 percent over the forecast period. Europe was the second-largest market, with a value of USD 20,358.6 million; the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6 percent over the next five years. In terms of revenue and market share, Asia-Pacific dominates the smartphone sensor industry. Because of the presence of major key companies in the region, the region will maintain its dominance over the projection period. Growth and expansion of important businesses, as well as increasing marketing expenditures, will drive demand for smartphone sensors even higher. Due to rising urbanization, lifestyle changes, and greater smartphone penetration in undeveloped countries, Asia-Pacific is likely to see a considerable growth rate and project the highest compound annual growth rate during the forecast period. The availability of abundant raw materials and low-cost labor will fuel the expansion of the smartphone sensor market.

Competitive Landscape

The Smartphone Sensors Market is highly competitive, with a large number of national and international companies. To increase their reach and maintain their market position, the leading firms are employing techniques such as product innovation, mergers, and acquisitions. The competitive landscape for cellphones sensors includes information on each competitor. Corporate overview, financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in R&D, new market initiatives, regional presence, company strengths and weaknesses, product introduction, product width and breadth, and application domination are among the details presented. The information presented above is only about the firms' concentration on the smartphone sensor industry. The major Smartphone Sensors Market Key Players in the market are as follows:

  • AMS AG (Austria)

  • Broadcom Inc. (US)

  • Epson Europe Electronics GmbH (Germany)

  • Epticore Microelectronics Co., Ltd. (China)

  • Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)

  • DYNA IMAGE Corporation (China)

  • Maxim Integrated (US)

  • Melexis (France)

  • Murata Electronics Oy (Finland)

  • NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (Norway)

  • Omron Corporation (Japan)

  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.(South Korea)

  • Sony Corporation (Japan)

  • Panasonic Corporation (Japan)

  • STMicroelectronics (France)

  • Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (US)

Smartphone Sensors Market Recent Developments

  • TMD2712, AMS's smallest integrated ambient light sensor (ALS) and proximity sensor module, is available in a 1mm by 2mm smartphone footprint. It's 0.5mm thick and fits into the same teardrop notch as a selfie camera on an LCD touchscreen display. This promotes the trend for phones with a little or no bezel, an approach to industrial design that maximizes the screen-to-body ratio and provides the user with the most viewable display space feasible.

  • Omron Corporation has released the B5L Series Embedded TOF sensor module, which can measure three-dimensional distances between people and objects. The B5L Series makes use of cutting-edge optical design technology to reliably measure three-dimensional distance information over a large region, even in direct sunshine.

  • Melexis teamed up with Eyeware, a 3D eye-tracking technology company based in Switzerland, to develop an advanced driver monitoring system (DMS). DMS uses Eyeware's attention-monitoring technology, which employs Melexis' new MLX75027 3D Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors with VGA resolution, to provide reliable eye gaze and head tracking for in-cabin driver monitoring, even in bright sunlight.

Smartphone Sensors Market Report Overview

The report on the smartphone sensors market covers recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, the impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, and geo-targeting. Individual market affecting factors and changes in legislation in the domestic market are also discussed in the country section of the smartphone sensors market study, which has an impact on the market's current and future trends. Downstream and upstream value chain analysis, technological trends, and case studies are just a few of the data pieces used to anticipate market scenarios for individual countries.

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2027 USD 1,01,389.8 Million
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 17.50% (2020-2027)
Base Year 2019
Market Forecast Period 2020-2027
Historical Data 2018
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered By Smartphone Type, By Price, By Manufacturer, By Application, Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled AMS AG (Austria), Broadcom Inc. (US), Epson Europe Electronics GmbH (Germany), Epticore Microelectronics Co., Ltd. (China), Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) DYNA IMAGE Corporation (China), Maxim Integrated (US), Melexis (France), Murata Electronics Oy (Finland), NEXT Biometrics Group ASA (Norway), Omron Corporation (Japan), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.(South Korea), Sony Corporation (Japan), Panasonic Corporation (Japan) STMicroelectronics (France), Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (US)
Key Market Opportunities The rise in demand for smartphone sensors is due to increased smartphone and internet penetration increasing the Smartphone Sensors Market
Key Market Dynamics Sensors in smartphones detect temperature, pressure, fingerprints, and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market will be gaining a valuation of USD 64.02 Billion by 2027, as per the analysis.

As per the study conducted, the market’s growth period is considered to be from 2021 to 2027.

In the segmental analysis, the type, Application Sensor Type are the segments involved in the study of the market.

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world to the essential vital players investing in the market share.

As Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest market share, it has been so because of high investments being made by the companies for the development of new sensors. Rising urbanization and demand for smartphones have also surged the demand for sensors here.

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