Global smartphone/tablet distribution forecast 2015-2017, by device size

The statistic shows the distribution of various smartphone designs worldwide, by form factor, from the fourth quarter of 2015 to the second quarter of 2017. In 2016, phablets are predicted to become the dominant form factor, representing 46 percent of the market by the fourth quarter of the year.

Share of smartphones, phablets, and tablets worldwide from 4th quarter 2015 to 2nd quarter 2017, by device size

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Source

Release date

January 2016

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2015 to 2016

Supplementary notes

According to the source, the devices are categorized as follows:
- small phones: 3.5-inch displays or smaller;
- medium phones: between 3.5 and 4.9 inches;
- phablets: betwen 5 and 6.9 inches;
- small tablets: between 7 and 8.4 inches;
- full-size tablets: 8.5 inches or larger.

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