5G smartphones will represent more than 50 per cent of smartphone sales revenue by 2025, rising to $337 billion from $108 billion in 2021, as per a study by Juniper Research.
In emerging markets, the availability of lower-tier 5G smartphones will be crucial to increasing adoption.
Study results indicate that the prices of Android smartphones will be 65 per cent lower by 2025 than global prices for iOS smartphones.
Additionally, Android devices owing to their lower average cost will help Android dominate 5G handset markets in regions such as Latin America.
Further, the study predicts that the iOS devices in developed markets will account for 40 per cent of global 5G smartphone revenue attributable to North America and Europe by 2025.
Juniper Research said handset vendors should ensure that the hardware maximises the benefits of mobile cloud solutions.
It added that “successful” handset vendors will include radios capable of processing large bandwidths and ultra-low latency to ensure that users are able to use cloud computing services efficiently while being price competitive.
It underlined that the impending ‘right-to-repair’ legislation in North America and Europe is likely to limit the long-term 5G smartphone shipment revenue as more users would choose to repair their old handsets rather than upgrading to new generation devices.