Smartphone Screen Protector Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 - 2026
Report ID: GMI4050
Smartphone Screen Protector Market size is anticipated to witness significant growth during 2019 to 2025 driven by growing concerns regarding smartphones safety and prevention from high impact drops and scratches. Smartphone screen protector is an added layer of material composed of polyurethane or glass which can be attached to the screen of an electronic device so as to prevent any physical damage. Their main constituents are either plastics such as PET or TPU, or tempered glass. Moreover, increasing consumer awareness about the latest technologies coupled with availability of cost-effective smart devices will augment the market growth in the forecast timeframe.
With advent of technological advancements in smartphone LED display, IPS-LCD, Super AMOLED and infinity displays, etc. users are more cautious about their devices, since these smartphone displays constitute a major chunk of the overall cost. Therefore, high cost of premium smartphones, coupled with the threat of screen damage, has boosted the sales of screen protectors in the recent years. It offers added benefits to the user such as UV protection, anti-glare, no clarity loss, etc. Further, growing e-commerce industry has shown notable gains in increasing sales and shipment of such smartphones and their accessories in developing economies such as India and China. Rising disposable income coupled with change in lifestyle has led to increase in the probability of consumer spending on media, entertainment, and mobile communication.
Emergence of gaming phones which require responses to operate with multi-touch are prone to mishandling, smudges and scratches. Therefore, demand for smartphone screen protectors composed by the toughest materials such as tempered glass have been accelerating at a steady rate. In addition, growing demand for refurbished and second-hand smartphones owing to reduced cost is expected to drive the overall smartphone screen protector market size by 2025.
Rapid transformations and changing display technology such as foldable display in upcoming smartphones are creating lucrative opportunities for the screen protector market. For instance companies like Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi and Royole all have folding phones in the works. Therefore, introduction of new generation sleek models of tablets and smartphones necessitates the use of screen protector by users. However, availability of raw material might restrain the market in near future since they are derived from plastic.
Smartphone screen protector market segment by material includes tempered glass, thermoplastic polyurethane, polyethylene terephthalate, and other such as multi-layered. Tempered glass segment has emerged as the most durable material used in the production of screen protectors owing to risk mitigation properties in both medium and high-end smartphones. They provide extreme impact protection and smooth touch screen sensitivity. Moreover, excellent adhesion characteristics combined with diminishing tempered glass screen protectors’ prices is expected to drive the demand for smartphone screen protectors over the forecast period. Other segments such as PET protectors comprise of a polyester film with a scratch-resistant coating on one side and silicone adhesive on other. However, these are less durable as compared to their counterparts.
The application areas of smartphone screen protector include smartphones and tablets. Increasing demand for low price smartphones introduced by companies like oppo, Xiaomi, vivo is expected to lead to a rise in demand for screen protectors. Furthermore, increasing per capita income of the medium class consumers will subsequently increase purchasing power of smartphone buyers which will further drive demand for protective smartphone accessories over the forecast timeframe.
Asia Pacific smartphone screen protector market share will witness significant growth rate in countries like China, India, South Korea which is attributed to growing demand for low cost premium technology smartphone in the region. Growing urbanization in the developing nations, coupled with booming e-commerce industry, is expected to result in an improved distribution network. Increasing interest of electronic product manufacturers, such as Panasonic, LG, and Samsung, are encouraging smartphone screen protector manufacturers to invest in development of facilities for the production of screen protectors. This, in turn, will drive the product and thus the overall smartphones screen protector market size by 2025.
Prominent players operating in the global smartphone screen protector market share includes IntelliARMOR, Protek, Xtreme Guard, Clarivue, Corning Inc. Jiizii Glass, Halloa Enterprise, Belkin International, Shenzhen Yoobao Technology, ZAGG Inc., FeYong Digital Technology Limited, NuShield, Ryan Technology, etc. There is a perfect competition in the market due to homogeneity of the product and presence of large number of buyers and sellers. New product development, capacity expansion, and product customization are the key strategic initiatives incorporated by the top players.
Smartphone Screen Protector Market, By Material, 2014-2025 (USD Million)
- Tempered glass
- Polyethylene terephthalate
- Thermoplastic polyurethane
Smartphone Screen Protector Market Size, By Application, 2014-2025 (USD Million)
The above information has been provided for the following regions and countries:
- North America
- South Korea
- Latin America
- South Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- Xtreme Guard
- Corning Inc.
- Jiizii Glass
- Halloa Enterprise
- Belkin International
- Shenzhen Yoobao Technology
- ZAGG Inc.
- FeYong Digital Technology Limited
- Ryan Technology
- Nippon Electric Glass
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