A research firm reported a decline in smartphone sales by 21.9 million units last year.
Sales were down 6.6 percent in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the beginning of 2018, according to the Daily Mail. Consumer comments indicate they are full of devices that look, feel and perform similarly.
Users are fed up with “marginal gains” between each generation of phones, with rising daily prices, an expert said. Instead of buying a new device, people seem to choose to stick to their old phone.
The figures released by the market research firm revealed International Data Corporation In its quarterly report on this significant decline.
Ben Wood, head of research at the company commented in an interview with CNBC, “I do not think I really need to pay much to get this because I can pay a lot less and I’m still satisfied”.