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Our handsets & devices coverage looks at new form-factors and concepts. It includes the most future-looking ICs, features, and functionalities as well as innovation across both hardware and software technologies targeting not only device consumers but also enterprise customers. Special focus is given to technology innovation including computing, connectivity, and sensor platforms as well as device-level artificial intelligence and deep learning.

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Mobile Devices, Features, and Technologies (Networks): Vendors, Trends, and Forecasts

The Mobile Devices, Features, and Technologies (Networks) report is a streamlined market data file that encompasses data on mobile phones, smartphones, and media tablets. This latest edition now also includes data for mobile broadband modems (MBBs) and connected notebook PCs. The result is a number of dynamic, fully-functioning pivot tables enabling a full range of market data cuts and insights. It provides historical quarterly data by major vendors and regions for handsets, tablets and MBBs —updated to 1Q 2017—with forecasts to 2022 for all device types including connected notebook PCs. In addition, a "bottom up" model-level volume shipment tracker for smartphones allows for data analyses across a number of main features, including by operating system, form factor, screen size and resolution, camera megapixels, and CPU speeds. There are also 24 country views for smartphones only, showing shipments, by network technology and OS, forecast to 2022.


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Huawei and Apple Make On-Device Machine Learning a Reality in 2017

4Q 2017

AI technologies are proving more practical than beating humans at games or potentially replacing future jobs. In 2017, ABI Research forecasts more than 34 million smartphones will have the capability to perform AI tasks without the need for cloud connectivity or services. And smartphones set the stage for numerous intelligent devices that are driving future innovation.

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Smartphone Replacement Cycles

Despite close to two billion smartphones being sold globally this year, the market is becoming increasingly commoditized and is clearly reaching a level of saturation. In such a highly competitive market, there are few companies that are able to successfully maintain margins, while others have fallen by the wayside. It will be those that can control costs, create quick and sustainable differentiation, and establish new business models that will remain competitive and resilient to these expected ongoing market pressures. In light of this development, our webinar will explore the major trends and influences that will impact, drive, and evolve the market over the coming years. We will share some of our top-level forecasts, as well as how we envision smartphone vendors will be able to create demand in the future.