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Get it together with software, or get out, Gartner tells smartphone manufacturers

Peter Sayer | June 8, 2016
Growth in smartphone sales is slowing, and to survive, manufacturers will have to deliver more than just the hardware

There is still room for newcomers in the smartphone market, said Cozza. People still using feature phones in developing markets are looking to upgrade, and the replacement cycle is a little shorter there.

Xiaomi is doing well in China, and "we may see other local champions like Micromax or Wiko," she said. Micromax Informatics is based in India while Wiko, a French company, is expanding across Southern Europe and into Indonesia.

 

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