Smartphone Sales in India to Pass U.S. Market
Over the last five years, China and the United States have been the leading markets for smartphone shipments. But, according to the latest report from Strategy Analytics, these markets are reaching maturity and the rapid growth they have experienced is slowing down.
The report predicts that India will be the next major market for smartphone shipments, and is expected to pull ahead of the United States as the second-largest market in the world by 2017.
The report, compiled by the Wireless Smartphone Strategies group at Strategy Analytics, projects that India will sell about 174 million units in 2017. That represents more than twice the number of smartphones sold in that country last year. That estimate is slightly higher than what the United States is expected to sell–169 million units–in 2017.