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

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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9 Comments

1. Sauce unregistered

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

2. rambutgondol

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 15, 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"

8. kylehudsons

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

True...

3. rambutgondol

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 15, 2013

the category should be tiny phone

4. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

lg optimus vu sells very well at sk

5. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

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

7. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

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

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Very good figures...

9. kylehudsons

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

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

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