Internet connectivity is emerging as one of the fundamental pillars of societal well-being and connecting the next billion remains one of the biggest challenges for the telecom players. To address the digital divide, industry stakeholders have developed a new category of device, “smart feature phones” that are powered by optimized software platforms that support internet applications and internet services within a feature phone form-factor. It is helping millions of basic feature phone users, who were unable to migrate to smartphones, to adopt a smart feature phone that addresses their needs in an affordable way while also introducing them to the growing digital ecosystem. The segment presents with an opportunity to create new revenue streams in an environment where smart phone revenues are declining. It is expected that smart feature phones will create a $28 billion opportunity over the next three years.
This model level tracker analyses smart feature phone shipments by OEMs, regions and top 10 countries level with device specifications. The data goes back to 2018Q1 and also provides forecast for 2019 and 2020. The frequency of update is quarterly.
The tracker can be useful for OEMs, Operators, OTT Players, Application ecosystem players, Operating system players and any other ecosystem player striving to bridge the digital divide.
Table of Contents:
- Base file with model level shipments, specification, countries
Author: Varun Mishra
Published Date: September 2019
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