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South Korea is the land of the phablet: first connected devices market to reach saturation

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South Korea is the land of the phablet: first connected devices market to reach saturation
Research firm Flurry Analytics that often posts mobile-related studies, has this time turned its focus on one of the most advanced, if not the most advanced smartphone markets in the world - South Korea.

It turns out that folks over there have nearly reached full saturation, the first connected device market in the world to do so, meaning that almost everyone who is able and willing to carry a smartphone or a tablet, has one already. It will be an interesting study to gauge what will happen to manufacturers when the rest of the world catches up, but it's another fun fact that piqued our attention.

In the year of the phablet wars, South Korea is the home of the phablet, with full 41% of its mobile users carrying a phone with a screen larger than 5", compared to only 7% worldwide. Of course, this is the land of Samsung with its Note line, as well as LG and Pantech, but we are curious whether this trend will gradually spread in the global market as well.


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posted on 15 Oct 2013, 04:21

1. Sauce (unregistered)


You know that stereotype for guys with ridiculously big pick-up trucks? Hehe :p
Impressive chart/numbers.

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 04:34 1

2. rambutgondol (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)


Flurry analytic research were totally flawed. its more on defendind apple 4" screen by putting the 3.5" - 4.9" in 1 category.
.... i believe 90% south korean have screen larger than 4.2".
even in hong kong 90%+ already have phone larger than 4.1"

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:36

8. kylehudsons (Posts: 49; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


True...

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 04:38

3. rambutgondol (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Oct 2013)


the category should be
tiny phone

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 04:40 1

4. tiara6918 (Posts: 1446; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


lg optimus vu sells very well at sk

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 04:58 2

5. dratomic (Posts: 464; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


I can't help but notice that good looking chic...

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 05:08 1

7. Mittal (Posts: 429; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


and if u cant afford the chick then LG G2 has you covered ..

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 05:00

6. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2695; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Very good figures...

posted on 15 Oct 2013, 07:37

9. kylehudsons (Posts: 49; Member since: 04 Apr 2012)


kinda true when seeing the charts and comparing it to the public smartphone usage....

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