5G Phones To Account for More Than 50% Of Sales Revenue By 2025

5G-compatible smartphone will represent more than half of all smartphone sales revenue by 2025, according to a new Jupiter Research report.

5G phones' sales are projected to leap 210%, from an estimated $108 billion this year to $337 billion in 2025.

The researcher says that handset suppliers will need to anticipate new mobile cloud-computing solutions for handling power-intensive tasks, and incorporate features that can leverage these capabilities, such as radios that can handle large bandwidths and ultra-low latency.

Juniper also stresses that sales growth will depend heavily on making lower-tier 5G phones available in emerging markets.

It predicts that by 2025, global Android smartphone prices will be 65% lower than global iOS smartphone prices--and that the lower average cost of Android devices will lead to Android dominating 5G handset markets in regions such as Latin America.

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But iOS devices will continue to dominate in developed markets, with 40% of global 5G smartphone revenue attributable to North America and Europe by 2025.

Jupiter also cautions that long-term 5G smartphone shipment revenue will be limited by impending "right-to-repair" legislation in North America and Europe, as more handset users choose to repair older models rather than upgrading to newer generation devices.


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