It’s hard to believe, that with all the smartphones being sold, the records that companies like Apple and Samsung are smashing on a quarterly basis, that feature phones still outsell smartphones. But the tide is about to turn, at least according to a new study by Gartner, who believes that by the second half of 2013, smartphones will finally over take features phones in total sales for the first time since the smartphone was introduced. All in all, Gartner reports that about 1.9 billion phones will be sold this year, with 1 billion being smartphones and feature phones dropping to just 900 million.
It was only a matter of time before this switch in position took place, with companies like Apple reporting record numbers each quarter, selling over 50 million iPhones is astonishing. Then there is Samsung, who sold a combined total of over 60 million smartphones, which include the Galaxy S II, Galaxy S III, the Galaxy Note II and other smartphones ranging from low-end to high-end.
It’s no secret, smartphones have become an important part of our lives, allowing us to stay connected with friends, family, work and the internet. With data plans becoming more affording through nationwide and local carriers, the trend and growth for smartphones is only expected to grow and by 2014 you can expect feature phones to drop significantly lower than its projected 900 million this year.