Canalys: 47% of Smartphones Priced Over $500 Have 5" or Larger Screens
May 15, 2014 1:09 PM
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One-third of all smartphones have screens 5" or larger
Apple has been criticized over the years for not embracing larger screens on its flagship smartphones. The iPhone was first introduced to the world with a
3.5-inch screen in 2007
, and it wasn't until 2012 that we saw Apple
nudge the screen size of its flagship iPhone 5 to 4 inches
. During that time, competitors have assaulted the market with 5-inch, 5.5-inch, and even 6-inch smartphones.
Now as we are
to the launch of a
4.7-inch iPhone 6
(with a larger, 5.5-inch variant expected early next year), Canalys has released some numbers that show the popularity of large-screen smartphones. For the first quarter of 2014, Canalys reports that 66 percent of smartphones on the market had screens smaller than 5 inches.
1/3 of all smartphones have screens larger than 5 inches
However, a third of smartphones on the market have screens sized 5 inches and above (22 percent have screens between 5 inches and 5.4 inches in size, while 10 percent have screens sized between 5.5 to 5.9 inches).
More importantly, Canalys reports that 47 percent of smartphones priced at $500 or above have screens larger than 5 inches.
"Consumers now expect high-end devices to have large displays, and Apple’s absence in this market will clearly not last long," said Canalys Analyst Jessica Kwee. "Apple plainly needs a larger-screen smart phone to remain competitive, and it will look to address this in the coming months."
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5/15/2014 3:30:06 PM
And the title of the chart "Smart phones, Worldwide, units by screen size, Q1 2014"
Now relate that to the idea that to the fact that 47% of high-end phones have 5"+ screens.. Oh look, my comment makes sense and you're an idiot.
5/15/2014 4:33:38 PM
The chart is exactly what it says it is... It doesn't say 47% of all smartphones... It says "47% of smartphones costing $500 or more". The other one also CLEARLY states that it is appx 1/3 of total smartphones sold this quarter (at any price point).
Now you wrong, not getting what is being said, and calling me an idiot? I am not the one that isn't grasping exactly what these charts say and mean. I am not gonna call you an idiot, I was just pointing out the mean exactly what they say and they said it correctly.
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