“Consumers in the U.S. are keeping their smartphones longer. According to the latest Mobile Connectivity Report from NPD Connected Intelligence, one in four (25%) smartphone owners held onto their last device for more than three years before upgrading, up from 18% two years prior (2H 2018 vs. 2H 2016).”
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“According to the latest Mobile Connectivity Report from NPD Connected Intelligence, 5G awareness has reached nearly two out of three consumers, totaling 64%, at the end of the second half of 2018. This is up from 44% at the end of the first half of 2018.”
There will be further refinements, mass adoptions of certain trends, and a whole new batch of tempting handsets. Here’s what the experts at DigitalTrends.com expect to see this year in smartphones.
Unlocked mobile phones account for 12 percent of the U.S. market with growth expected to continue, according to a new report from NPD Connected Intelligence. Unlocked phone sales are more likely to occur online, when compared to locked phone purchases.
The iPhone continues to dominate the smartphone market. The number of respondents using an iPhone increased compared with six months ago. Samsung came in second and lost a little bit of ground. iPhones are gaining in popularity among respondents ages 30 to 60, as well as those with higher incomes.