Published: 2023 May 25

Smartphone Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecast - 2030

SKU : ICT708
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Global Smartphone Market is segmented by Operating Systems (Android, Windows, iOS, and Others), by RAM Size (2GB, 3GB–4GB, 6GB, 8GB), by Distribution Channel (Online Channel, Offline Channel), and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2023-2030


Smartphone Market Overview

The Global Smartphone Market size reached US$ 514.6 billion in 2022 and is projected to witness lucrative growth by reaching up to US$ 780.01 billion by 2030. The market is growing at a CAGR of 7.2% during the forecast period 2023-2030. According to government data, the global smartphone market has witnessed tremendous growth and market opportunities over the past decade.

As of the latest available statistics, the total number of smartphone users worldwide exceeds 5.5 billion, representing a staggering penetration rate of over 70%. Such an upward market trend of smartphones has been fueled by several factors, including declining prices, improved network infrastructure and increasing accessibility to digital services. 

With billions of smartphone users worldwide, the industry is poised for continued growth and evolution. Android operating system dominates the market with approximately 53% of the market share. Similarly, Asia-Pacific dominates the regional segment with over 25% of the market share.


Smartphone Market Scope and Summary





Size Available for Years


Forecast Period


Data Availability

Value (US$)

Segments Covered

Operating System, Ram Size, Distribution Channel and Region

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and Middle East & Africa

Fastest Growing Region


Largest Region


Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and Acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, Porter’s Analysis, Pricing Analysis, Regulatory Analysis, Supply-Chain Analysis and Other key Insights.


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Smartphone Market Dynamics and Trends

The Growing Mobile Connectivity and Rising Internet Penetration

The global smartphone market has witnessed exponential growth in recent years, revolutionizing the way we communicate, work, and access information. The global smartphone market continues to thrive, driven by various factors such as growing mobile connectivity, rising internet penetration, among others. The proliferation of mobile connectivity has been a key driver for the global smartphone market. 

According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the number of mobile subscriptions worldwide surpassed 8 billion in 2022, representing over a 100% penetration rate. The massive user base presents a vast market for smartphones, driving manufacturers to cater to diverse consumer needs.

Further, government initiatives and policies aimed at expanding internet access have played a vital role in fueling smartphone adoption. For instance, in India, the Digital India campaign launched in 2015 focused on connecting rural areas to the Internet. 

As a result, India's internet user base crossed 624 million in 2021, driving significant demand for smartphones among the previously untapped population. Thus, the growing mobile connectivity and rising internet penetration are recognized as major drivers boosting the market shares of the global smartphone market.

Market Saturation and Lengthening Replacement Cycles Combined With Economic Factors and Affordability

As the global smartphone market reaches saturation levels, the potential customer base for new devices is shrinking. According to government data, smartphone adoption rates have surged in recent years, with a significant portion of the population already owning smartphones. This saturation, combined with lengthening replacement cycles, presents a challenge for manufacturers as customers are not upgrading their devices as frequently. 

Further, economic factors play a crucial role in smartphone market dynamics. Rising smartphone prices can make them less affordable, particularly for budget-conscious consumers in developing markets. Such economic constraints limit the growth potential and market opportunities of the global smartphone market.


Smartphone Market Segment Analysis

The global smartphone market is segmented based on the operating system, ram size, distribution channel and region.

Android's Compatibility With Devices Across Different Price Points

The global smartphone market has witnessed remarkable growth in recent years, with numerous players vying for market share. Among these, the Android operating system has emerged as a dominant force. According to data from government sources, Android has consistently maintained a substantial market share globally. 

In 2021, Android accounted for over 80% of the global smartphone market, as reported by various government regulatory bodies. Its widespread adoption can be attributed to several factors, including its open-source nature, affordability and compatibility with a wide range of devices.

Android's compatibility with devices across different price points has played a significant role in its global success. Android-powered smartphones are available in various price ranges, including budget-friendly options. This affordability has facilitated smartphone penetration in emerging markets, where cost remains a critical factor for consumers. Government policies promoting digital inclusion have also contributed to the proliferation of Android smartphones in such markets.

Source: DataM Intelligence Analysis (2023)


Smartphone Market Geographical Penetration

The Increasing Purchasing Power of Consumers in Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific region has emerged as a dominant force in the global smartphone market, witnessing exponential growth and driving innovation in the industry. The Asia-Pacific region boasts a massive consumer market with a burgeoning middle class and a rising disposable income. According to government data, the region is home to more than half of the world's population, providing a vast customer base for smartphone manufacturers. 

Further, Asia-Pacific has been at the forefront of smartphone innovation, with several notable product launches in recent years. For example, India's JioPhone, a low-cost 4G-enabled feature phone, disrupted the market by bridging the digital divide and enabling affordable internet access for millions. The increasing purchasing power of consumers in countries like China, India, and Indonesia has fueled the demand for smartphones, driving market growth.

Source: DataM Intelligence Analysis (2023)


Smartphone Companies and Competitive Landscape

The major global players include Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, Nokia, Sony, LG, VIVO and Google.

Key Developments

  • OnePlus, a Chinese manufacturer, introduced the OnePlus 9 series in March 2021, which included the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. These smartphones featured a partnership with Hasselblad for camera enhancements, powerful Snapdragon processors and fast charging capabilities.
  • The Chinese manufacturer, Xiaomi launched the Mi 11 in December 2020. This flagship smartphone boasted a Snapdragon 888 processor, a high-refresh-rate AMOLED display, a versatile camera system and fast charging capabilities
  • In November 2022, Apple unveiled the iPhone 14 series, which included four models: iPhone 14, iPhone 14 plus, iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max. The series introduced 5G capabilities, improved cameras and the A16 Bionic chip.

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  • To visualize the global smartphone market segmentation based on the operating system, ram size, distribution channel and region, as well as understand key commercial assets and players.
  • Identify commercial opportunities by analyzing trends and co-development. 
  • Excel data sheet with numerous data points of smartphone market-level with all segments.
  • PDF report consists of a comprehensive analysis after exhaustive qualitative interviews and an in-depth study.
  • Product mapping available as Excel consisting of key products of all the major players.

The Global Smartphone Market Report Would Provide Approximately 61 Tables, 58 Figures and 152 Pages.

Target Audience 2023

  • Manufacturers / Buyers
  • Industry Investors/Investment Bankers
  • Research Professionals
  • Emerging Companies

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What is the Growth Rate of the Smartphone Market?
Grow at a high CAGR of 7.2% during the forecasting period (2023-2030).
What Companies Are Included in the Smartphone Market?
Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi, OPPO, Nokia, Sony, LG, VIVO, and Google.
Which region controlled the global market during 2023-2030?
North America region Controls the Smartphone Market during 2023-2030.
Which is the fastest-growing region in the Smartphone Market?
Among all regions, Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing market share during the forecast period.