Must-Know Smartphone Industry Statistics [Current Data]

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In this post, we will explore key statistics and trends shaping the smartphone industry in 2021. From the average time spent on smartphones daily to market shares, revenue figures, and regional growth, these insights offer a comprehensive look at the current landscape of the smartphone market. Join us as we analyze the data and uncover the driving forces behind the evolution of this dynamic industry.

Statistic 1

"In 2021, smartphone users spent an average of 4.8 hours per day on their devices."

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Statistic 2

"Approximately 48% of smartphone users worldwide are using Android, while 26% use iOS as of Q4 2021."

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Statistic 3

"Apple's iPhone revenue amounted to $191.97 billion in its fiscal year 2021."

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"50% of the world's smartphone users watch videos on their phones daily."

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"The Chinese smartphone market accounted for approximately 25% of total global shipments in 2021."

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"The average replacement cycle for smartphones is approximately 2.5 years as of 2021."

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"Smartphone adoption in Africa has grown by 42% since 2016."

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"Over 66% of the world's population owns a mobile phone as of 2021."

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"The smartphone penetration rate in the United States is 81.6% as of 2021."

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Statistic 10

"Global smartphone shipments are forecasted to reach 1.4 billion units in 2022."

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"45% of smartphone users have increased their use of mobile banking apps since the COVID-19 pandemic began."

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"Global smartphone sales reached 1.38 billion units in 2021."

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"Xiaomi saw a 26% year-over-year increase in smartphone shipments in 2021."

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"Samsung was the leading smartphone vendor worldwide in Q4 2021, with a market share of 19%."

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"The refurbished smartphone market grew by 15% in 2021."

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"The market share for foldable smartphones is expected to reach 1.8% by 2024."

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"The global average selling price of smartphones was $363 in 2021."

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"In 2021, 5G smartphones accounted for 43% of the total smartphone shipments."

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"Mobile gaming represented 50% of the global gaming market revenue in 2021, driven largely by smartphone usage."

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Statistic 20

"The Indian smartphone market experienced a 12% growth in shipments in 2021."

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The smartphone industry continues to show robust growth and innovation, with key statistics highlighting significant trends. Smartphone users are increasingly reliant on their devices, spending an average of 4.8 hours per day on them. The dominance of Android with 48% market share compared to iOS at 26% underscores the fierce competition in the market. Apple's iPhone revenue reaching $191.97 billion underlines its stronghold in the industry. As smartphone adoption rises globally, particularly in regions like Africa, and with advancements like 5G technology and foldable smartphones on the horizon, the future of the industry looks promising. The rise in mobile gaming revenue and the growth of markets like China and India signal continued opportunities for growth and development in the smartphone sector.

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