Report Overview

Juniper Research’s latest 5G Smartphones research offers an in-depth analysis of this fast-moving market; providing critical insight into device vendors’ business models and how they are being tested by ever-changing market conditions, and appraising consumer adoption of 5G handsets globally.

The report also provides an incisive evaluation of the key trends and developments in the market, as well as recommendations on how OEMs and MNOs can leverage these for success.

This research suite includes:
  • Strategy & Forecasts (PDF)
  • 5-year Deep Dive Data & Forecasting (PDF/IFxl)
  • 12 months' access to harvest online data platform
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Key Features

  • Market Dynamics: A strategic analysis of the major factors shaping the adoption and development of 5G smartphones, including:
    • Technological innovations that are enhancing the value
    • Disruptive market conditions that OEMs and MNOs must overcome if widespread adoption is to be achieved
    • Issues that are impacting both the manufacturing of vital smartphone components and the wider supply chain
  • Regional Analysis: An all-encompassing exploration of individual countries’ adoption, covering:
    • Existing Smartphone Ecosystem
    • 5G Deployments
    • Growth Potential
  • Benchmark Industry Forecasts: Our forecasts to 2026 for size and growth of the market, including:
    • Total Number
    • Total Number of Shipments
    • Total Revenue

Key Questions Answered

  1. What are the key dynamics acting on the 5G smartphones market?
  2. Where are the strongest revenue opportunities for OEMs and MNOs?
  3. Who are the key players in the space?
  4. Which regions have the greatest growth potential?
  5. How will the 5G smartphones market look in 5 years’ time?

Companies Referenced

Mentioned: 3, 3GPP, A1, Agency for Communications Networks and Services, AIS, Amazon, América Móvil, Anatel, ANTEL, Apple, AT&T, Baidu, Bank of Kigali, Batelco, Bell Canada, Bharti Airtel, Bite, bmobile, Borealnet, Bouygues, BT, Cable & Wireless, Cellcom, China Mobile, China Telecom, China Unicom, Chunghwa Telecom, Claro, COSMOTE, Currys PC World, CYTA, Department of Telecommunications, Deutsche Telekom, Dhiraagu, Digi, DITO, Drei, du, EE, eir, Elisa, ENACOM (Ente Nacional de Comunicaciones), Entel, Etisalat, FarEasTone, Flipkart, Foxconn Technology Group, Free Mobile, GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), GCI, Globe Telecom, Google, GSMA, Gt, HKT, Hot Mobile, Hrvatski Telecom, HTC, Huawei, Iliad, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, International Rights Advocates, Jazztel, KDDI, KPN, KT Corporation, LaoTel, LG, M1, Magenta Telekom, Mara Phones, MásMóvil, MCI (Ministry of Communication and Information), MediaTek, MegaFon, Microsoft, Millicom International, Ministry of Communications, Motorola, Movistar, MTS, Nedbank, Netflix, Nextbit, Nokia, Nova, NTT DOCOMO, O2, Ofcom (Office of Communications), Omantel, OnePlus, Ooredoo, OPPO, Optus, Orange, Partner, Pegatron, Pelephone, Play, Plus, Post, Proximus, PT Smart Telecom, Telefónica, PT Telekomunikasi, PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority), Qualcomm, Rakuten, Razer, Realme, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Rogers Communications, Samsung, SFR, Singtel, SK Telecom, Slovak Telekom, Smart Communications, SmarTone, Softbank, Spark, stc, SUBTEL (Subsecretaria de Telecomunicaciones), Taiwan Mobile, Taiwan Star, Tango, Tcell, TDC, Tele2, Telekom Slovenia, Telenor, Telia, Telindus, Telus, Tigo, TIM, Tmall, T-Mobile, TogoCell, TrueMove H, Ucell, UN, US Cellular, US FTC (Federal Trade Commission), Videotron, Vietell, Vinaphone, Vivo, VNPT (Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group), Vodafone, Walmart, Wind Tre, Wingtech, WOM, Xiaomi, Yoigo, Zain.

Data & Interactive Forecast

Juniper Research’s 5G Smartphones forecast suite includes:
  • 5-year benchmark forecasts for:
    • Number of 5G iOS Smartphones
    • Number of 5G iOS Smartphone Shipments
    • Total 5G iOS Smartphone Revenue
    • Number of 5G Android Smartphones
    • Number of 5G Android Smartphone Shipments
    • Total 5G Android Revenue
    • Total Number of Smartphones
    • Total Number of Shipments
    • Total Revenue
  • Access to the full set of forecast data of 27 tables and over 5,000 datapoints.
  • Interactive Excel Scenario tool allowing users to manipulate Juniper Research’s data for 4 different metrics.

Geographical splits: 25 countries

Harvest: Our online data platform, harvest, contains the very latest market data and is updated throughout the year. This is a fully featured platform enabling clients to better understand key data trends and manipulate charts and tables, overlaying different forecasts within the one chart - using the comparison tool. Empower your business with our market intelligence centre, and get alerted whenever your data is updated.

Interactive Excels (IFxl): Our IFxl tool enables clients to manipulate both forecast data and charts, within an Excel environment, to test their own assumptions using the Interactive Scenario Tool and compare selected markets side by side in customised charts and tables. IFxls greatly increase a clients’ ability to both understand a particular market and to integrate their own views into the model.

Forecast Summary

5G-compatible smartphones will account for over 50% of smartphone sales revenue by 2025; rising to $337 billion from $108 billion in 2021.
  • Mobile handset vendors must ensure that handsets maximise the benefits of future mobile cloud computing solutions. Mobile cloud computing enables service providers to offload intensive tasks to the cloud; freeing on-device resources for essential device processes.
  • Successful handset vendors will include radios that are able to process large bandwidths and ultra-low latency to ensure that handset users are able to use cloud computing services efficiently, whilst remaining price competitive.
  • Increasing the availability of lower-tier 5G smartphones is crucial to propagate 5G handset adoption in emerging markets. By 2025, global Android smartphone prices will be 65% lower than global iOS smartphone prices, which will result in Android dominating 5G handset markets in regions such as Latin America.
  • However, the enduring popularity of iOS devices in developed markets will drive 40% of global 5G smartphone revenue to be attributable to North America and Europe by 2025. • In the 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.

5G Smartphones Reports


Full Research Suite

  • Market trends, strategies and forecasts report (pdf)
  • Market data & forecasts - All topic data and interactivity (xls)
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Aug 2021




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Research Details

Juniper Research
Adam Wears
Innovation & Disruption
8 Key Regions - includes North America, Latin America, West Europe, Central & East Europe, Far East & China, Indian Subcontinent, Rest of Asia Pacific and Africa & Middle East
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA