About This Statistic
This statistic shows the number of smartphones sold to end users worldwide from 2007 to 2016. In 2008, 139.29 million smartphones were sold worldwide. In the third quarter of 2011, 52.5 percent of all smartphones sold to end users were phones with the Android operating system.
Smartphone end user sales - additional information
In 2013, the number of smartphones sold to consumers stood at over 967 million units, an increase of over fifty percent on the figure from 2011. This means that almost 20 percent of the world’s total population owned a smart device in 2013, a figure that is expected to increase to 34 percent by 2017. In the same year smartphone penetration is set to reach 62.2 percent in North America and 65.8 percent in Western Europe. This is a large rise in the 29.3 percent of people in North America and 22.7 percent of Western Europeans who had smartphones in 2011.
In the United States alone, sales of smartphones are projected to be worth over 40 billion U.S. dollars in 2014, an increase from 18 billion dollars in 2010. By 2017, it is forecast that almost 80 percent of all mobile users in the United States will own a smartphone, an increase from the 26.9 percent of mobile users in 2010. The Chinese smartphone market is also on the rise with over 538 million units of smartphones forecast to be sold in 2016. This is a huge increase on the 80 million that were sold in 2011.