CCS Insight: Global mobile phone sales to reach 2.24B in 2019

The global mobile phone market is expected to reach 2.24 billion unit sales in 2019, with smartphone shipments of almost 2 billion units, according to technology analyst firm CCS Insight. Total mobile phone shipments are projected to reach 2.01 billion units in 2015, of which 1.45 billion will be smartphones. The research company noted it has slightly lowered its forecast in the latest update because of softening demand in China. On the other hand, it forecasts a huge rise in 4G adoption. The company predicts that 770 million 4G handsets will be sold in 2015, up 75 per cent on 2014, with China making up more than a third of the volume. Report