In response to Counterpoint Analysis, whereas the expansion will probably be sluggish in the course of the preliminary commercialisation part in 2019, there will probably be an uptick in gross sales as soon as nations shift from non-standalone to standalone 5G infrastructure.
“We additionally anticipate 5G chips to have the next worth level which can initially drive the price of units up. 5G succesful units will probably be premium solely to start with. Additionally solely a handful of nations will probably be deploying the primary 5G infrastructure,” Analysis Director Tom Kang stated in a press release.
The US, Korea, China and Japan will probably be key markets for 5G infrastructure improvement and progress of smartphone gross sales.
“We’re seeing some nice preliminary developments taking place within the US, South Korea, China, and Japan and anticipate progress to be concentrated in these nations as a result of their huge roll-out plans for 5G beginning in 2019,” stated Analysis Analyst Maurice Klaehne.
Different nations, particularly in Europe, usually tend to leapfrog to standalone 5G as they are going to wish to look forward to concrete enterprise instances to come up, earlier than absolutely committing to the transition.
The general handset market will sluggish to a CAGR of 1-2 % from 2018-2021 as a result of market saturation and product improvements that aren’t spurring progress.
“5G units will start gaining in share out there, however total transition to 5G may very well be sluggish and regular. As soon as we set up higher 5G enterprise instances and infrastructure, the market will start seeing larger gross sales total,” famous Analysis Director Peter Richardson.