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Phablets and Superphones Shipments are Expected to Reach 825 Million Units Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research
[April 24, 2013]

Phablets and Superphones Shipments are Expected to Reach 825 Million Units Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research

ALBANY, New York, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research ( "Phablets and Superphones Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global phablets and superphones market is expected to reach USD 116.4 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 44.1% from 2012 to 2018. The shipments of superphones and phablets are expected to grow at a CAGR of 25.8% from 2012 to 2018, and reach 825.0 million units by 2018. North America has been leading the global market in terms of volume as well as revenue, due to the increasing penetration of smartphones in the region. However, Asia Pacific is expected to be the largest and fastest growing market for phablets and superphones by 2018 in terms of volume sales and revenue. This is a result of the expected catapulting demand for phablets and superphones, especially in China, India, and Korea.

Browse the full report at Initially, mobile phones were used for traditional purposes such as messaging and making calls; however, with the passage of time and technological advancements, it became possible to use them as a handheld personal computer. Growing usage of mobile phones for different purposes such as viewing images and videos, accessing the Internet, and gaming among others resulted in the need for devices with larger display size and superior quality. This encouraged smartphone manufacturers to develop superphones and phablets, which are essentially smartphones with larger screen sizes.

Related & Recently Published Reports by Transparency Market Research Phablets occupied a small share in the global market, and accounted for a little over 12% value share of the overall phablets and superphones market in 2012. By 2018, superphones are expected to lose some share to phablets, but are forecasted to continue to dominate the global market with an expected volume share of around 70%.

Google's Android operating system is the most widely used platform globally. Around 21 million Android based phablet devices were sold in 2012, and the count is expected to exceed 150 million units by 2018. Superphones have been the largest market for the Android operating system. Over 150 million Android superphones were sold in 2012, which is expected to reach 400 million units by 2018. The market for Windows based phablets is expected to grow at a significant rate, with an expected CAGR of 58.8% from 2012 to 2018, which can be primarily attributed to the introduction of new Windows based phablets by manufacturers such as Nokia, HTC, Sony, and ZTE among others.

Related & Recently Published Reports by Transparency Market Research Samsung is the market leader in the phablets and superphones industry, and accounted for 70% of the overall market in 2012. Its flagship Galaxy series, which includes superphones such as Samsung Galaxy S, S II, and S III, and phablets such as Samsung Galaxy Note and Note II, was mainly responsible for Samsung's significant market share. Other important players include LG, HTC, Google, and Dell.

The report provides detailed analysis, market size estimates, market shares, volume and forecast for the period 2012 - 2018 for the phablets and superphones market. It includes analysis of major geographies, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. The study also analyzes the market by product type and operating system. The global phablets and superphones market is segmented as below: Phablets and Superphones Market by Operating System Phablets Android Windows BlackBerry Superphones Android Windows BlackBerry Phablets and Superphones Market by Geography North America Europe Asia Pacific Rest of the World Upcoming Reports in Technology & Media Market Social TV Market Smart Glass Market Human Machine Interface Market Remote Sensing Technology Market Gaming Market Share Proteomics Market Smart Grid Technologies Market Platform-as-a-Service Market E-Paper Display Market Image Sensors Browse all Technology & Media Market Research Reports@ About Us Transparency Market Research is a global market intelligence company, providing global business information reports and services. Our exclusive blend of quantitative forecasting and trends analysis provides forward-looking insight for thousands of decision makers. We are privileged with highly experienced team of Analysts, Researchers, and Consultants, who use proprietary data sources and various tools and techniques to gather, and analyze information.

Our data repository is continuously updated and revised by a team of research experts, so that it always reflects the latest trends and information. With a broad research and analysis capability, Transparency Market Research employs rigorous primary and secondary research techniques in developing distinctive data sets and research material for business reports.

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