Gartner forecasts that smartphone shipments will see their first increase in a while in 2020. The numbers promise a 1.7% growth in phone shipments in 2020 compared to 2019, which saw a 2% decline over 2018.
Gartner expects the growth to come mainly from Greater China and emerging markets in Asia/Pacific.
The 5G market is expected to account for 12% of all smartphone shipments in 2020 but as the prices of 5G phones decrease and adoption increases, Gartner projects that 5G phones will account for 43% of all phone shipments by 2022.
Despite the positive outlook, Gartner projects that smartphone shipments will see a decline over the next two years, expecting a drop of nearly 20 million units in 2022 compared to 2020. Via
6G theoretical speeds can go up to 1TB/s – Research
The Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology recently started preparatory work and experts involved believe speeds can up to 8,000 times higher than the current 5G speeds.
According to members of the working group, 6G can achieve mind-blowing speeds of around 1TB/s. Dozens of researchers and experts are on the job but we are still years away from its deployment. For reference, the current 5G network we are beginning to use has been in development since 2008.
As 5G goes hand in hand with IoT, or at least it supposed to, the 6G era will most likely give us a whole new perspective of connectivity once again.
And since we are still far away from the commercial 6G network, the use cases for such high-speed low-latency network are unclear. Still, according to those early estimates, the network will let you download 40 to 50 movies worth of high-quality 4K content on your device in a second.