1.5B Smartphones, Triple-Digit Growth In SmartHome Tech: Top Trends For 2018

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1.5B Smartphones, Triple-Digit Growth In SmartHome Tech: Top Trends For 2018

The Chinese buy the biggest TVs. The 1.478 billion smartphones sold in 2017 had an average price of $323 U.S. And tablets are toast: sales dropped by 18% last year.

But smart home appliances saw triple-digit growth in 2017.

Those are just a few of the conclusions of a new tech report from IFA Berlin and GfK, a major European research firm. And they’re hints to where consumer technology is moving for 2018.

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