That is exactly what the latest report from research firm Strategy Analytics says. According to the report, global superphone shipments will grow by an astonishing 550 percent to reach 100 million units by 2015.
What in the world is a “superphone” you say, chances are you already own one. According to Alex Spektor, an analyst at Strategy Analytics, a superphone is defined as a high-end smartphone with a supersized display above 4 inches and a superfast processor greater than 1GHz. By this definition, phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S, Droid Incredible, and HTC Evo 4G would fall into the supercategory, though the recently announced G2 with T-Mobile would not fall into this category with only an 800MHz processor. However, if you ask anyone based on what they know, the G2 would most certainly qualify as a superphone for all intents and purposes so I am sure the current definition will be tweaked at some point.
Major brands, such as Samsung, HTC, Android, Nvidia and Texas Instruments, are driving the high-growth superphone category in developed markets.”
The full report, Superphones to Reach 100 Million Units by 2015, is published by the Strategy Analytics Wireless Device Strategies (WDS) service, details of which can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/36833kv (membership required to actually view the entire report).