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Smartphone Users and Penetration in Worldwide

Timeframe20222023202420252026
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– % of mobile phone usersMaximum of two rows can be charted.
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– % of internet usersMaximum of two rows can be charted.
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– % of populationMaximum of two rows can be charted.
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Source: eMarketer

Note: individuals of any age who own at least one smartphone and use the smartphone(s) at least once per month

Additional Note: Smartphones are any voice handset with an advanced operating system (e.g., Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Windows Phone) and features/capabilities that resemble a PC.

Methodology: Estimates are based on the analysis of survey and traffic data from research firms and regulatory agencies; historical trends; and country-specific demographic and socioeconomic factors.

Comparative Estimates from Additional Sources:

Smartphone users, Worldwide, billions

Sources2020202120222023202420252026
eMarketer,February 2022
Ericsson,November 2016
GSMA,February 2016
Forrester Research,June 2017

Smartphone user growth, Worldwide

Sources2020202120222023202420252026
eMarketer,February 2022
Ericsson,November 2016
Newzoo,April 2017
Forrester Research,June 2017

Smartphone users (% of population), Worldwide

Sources2020202120222023202420252026
eMarketer,February 2022
Forrester Research,March 2018
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