A new research conducted by firm IHS showcases that in the year 2017 the smartphone market will reach 1.5 billion units per year, which is twice as much as this year's numbers. This means that in 2017 there will be a new smartphone for every 4.7 persons on the planet. This sounds very impressive and also this is very good news for manufacturers that are looking at a bright future. The research also indicates that Apple will reach an impressive 150 million devices sold this year, but as last year's numbers stopped at 134 million we couldn't say we weren't expecting this. The market seems to evolve in a clear direction, low-end featured phones becoming less and less popular against smartphones. The domination of Apple and Samsung as well as the increased competition drive manufacturers in releasing more and more innovating technology which attracts users all over the world, no matter in what conditions they live, to use smartphones.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool