The data from Ericsson couldn’t be clearer: Go East if you want to sell a phone in the near future. The West is basically over as a growth market for phones. That’s because the U.S. and Europe is close to full penetration when it comes to high-end mobile devices.


The chart above shows the estimated number of smartphone subscriptions expected in different markets from 2013 to 2019. Virtually all future growth will come from emerging markets.

Chart by Statista

Via Business Insider