Proof Point


Gartner forecasts flat growth for global device market, expecting shipments to reach 2.3 billion units in 2020, with largest share from mobile devices

Global Device Shipments by Type
2017 – 2020F (million units and percentage)

Proof Point Findings:
  • Ultramobiles – Midsize lightweight computing devices, including tablets and convertibles, which can be further classified into basic, utility and premium
  • Global Device Shipments – Expected to increase 0.78% annually from 2.26 billion in 2017 to 2.31 billion in 2020
  • Mobile Share – Largest share will continue to come from mobile phones at estimated 1.9 billion shipments (82%) in 2020, increasing 1% annually since 2017
  • Decreasing PC Use – Shipments of traditional PC’s, which includes desktops and notebooks, is expected to decrease 3.9% annually between 2017 and 2020, making up 8% of total device market
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include improving connectivity, increasing sophistication and proliferation of computing devices, and growing penetration in developing markets
Sector: Information Technology

Date Last Updated: February 1, 2019

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