Authored By: Sarah
11 Jul 2024

 Smartphone Screen Protector Market Size to grow by USD 902.62 million between 2024-2028

According to a research report “ Smartphone Screen Protector Market” by Distribution Channel (Offline, Online) Type (Glass, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU), Others) Geography (APAC, North America, Europe, South America, Middle East and Africa)- Global Forecast to 2028 published by Technavio, the market size is estimated to grow by USD 902.62 million, at a CAGR of  10.23% during the forecast period. The global smartphone screen protector market is experiencing significant growth due to the widespread adoption of smartphones as essential tools in modern life. With increasing numbers of consumers relying on these devices for communication, entertainment, and productivity, the demand for accessories, including screen protectors, has surged. Notably, emerging markets in the Asia Pacific region, including China, India, the US, and Indonesia, have seen a notable increase in smartphone usage and, consequently, a heightened demand for screen protectors to safeguard their functionality and durability. In 2021, China, in particular, accounted for approximately 911 million smartphone users.

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By Distribution Channel, the Offline segment is projected to dominate the market size in 2024

In the realm of smartphone accessories, glass screen protectors have gained significant traction among consumers due to their superior durability and clarity. These protectors are manufactured using tempered glass, a material renowned for its hardness and resistance to scratches. The adoption of tempered glass ensures that the protector can endure the rigors of daily use, such as contact with keys or coins in a pocket or unintentional drops, thereby offering robust shielding for the fragile smartphone screen. Notable vendors, such as ZAGG with its InvisibleShield brand and Belkin with its ScreenForce series, provide a diverse selection of glass screen protectors catering to an extensive range of smartphone models. These brands are recognized for their strong and transparent glass protectors, which maintain touchscreen sensitivity while delivering unwavering protection.

By Type, Glass  segment is expected to hold the largest market size for the year 2024

The global smartphone screen protector market is categorized by distribution channels into two distinct segments: offline and online. The offline distribution channel comprises retail outlets specializing in consumer electronics, including smartphones and their accompanying accessories. In 2021, this distribution channel held a dominant market share of 92.18%. Conversely, the online distribution channel, which includes e-commerce platforms, accounted for a comparatively smaller 7.82% share. However, by 2026, the offline distribution channel is projected to expand its market dominance to 88.91%, while the online distribution channel is anticipated to capture an 11.09% share.

APAC is forecasted to hold the largest market size by region in 2024

The smartphone screen protector market in APAC is experiencing significant growth due to the increasing demand for smartphones in the region. With high-end features now available at competitive prices, the market for smartphones has expanded in countries like India, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. The burgeoning urban population and rising disposable income levels in APAC have further fueled this demand. Consequently, the escalating sales of smartphones are anticipated to boost the growth of the smartphone screen protector market in APAC throughout the forecast period.

The Smartphone Screen Protector Market growth and forecasting report also includes detailed analyses of the competitive landscape of the market growth and forecasting and information about 20 market companies, including:

  • A Z Infolink Pvt. Ltd.
  • AGC Inc.
  • BBK Electronics Corp Ltd
  • BGZ brands
  • Carl Zeiss Stiftung
  • Clarivue
  • Corning Inc.
  • FeYong Digital Technology Ltd.
  • Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd.
  • Mobile Phone Guard
  • Mous Products Ltd.
  • Nippon Electric Glass Co. Ltd.
  • NuShield Inc.
  • PanzerGlass AS
  • Spigen Inc.
  • Targus Inc.
  • Tata Sons Pvt. Ltd.
  • Urban Armor Gear LLC
  • XtremeGuard
  • ZAGG Inc.

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Research Analysis Overview

The smartphone screen protector market has witnessed significant growth in recent years due to the increasing use and reliance on smartphones for various activities. With the widespread adoption of high-end smartphones featuring plastic and glass screens, the need to protect these delicate surfaces from damage has become paramount. Screen protectors offer a protective coating against smudges, dust, and scratches, ensuring the longevity and pristine condition of the smartphone screen. Two common materials used for screen protectors are polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and glass. PET protectors offer excellent touch sensitivity and anti-fingerprint coatings, while glass protectors provide superior protection against scratches and shattering. However, they may impact the screen's anti-glare properties and touch sensitivity. Millennials, particularly those who own premium smartphones, are the primary consumers of screen protectors. The high expenses associated with purchasing these devices and the desire to maintain their appearance have driven the demand for screen protectors. Additionally, concerns about eye diseases caused by prolonged exposure to blue light emitted by smartphones have led to the development of screen protectors with anti-blue light features. Screen protectors for IPS-LCD and LED displays come with various features and benefits, including anti-fingerprint coatings and high-definition clarity. As per capita income and purchasing power continue to rise, the smartphone screen protector market is expected to grow further, making it a lucrative market for manufacturers and consumers alike.

Market Research Overview

The Smartphone Screen Protector market is a significant segment of the tech accessories industry, catering to the growing demand for safeguarding high-value smartphones from damage. Aesthetically pleasing protectors are in vogue, with clarity and visibility being key considerations. However, pressure on adhesives can lead to a cloudy appearance or halo effect. The market offers various types of screen protectors, including tempered glass, which uses the toughest materials to prevent scratches and mishandling. Low-income consumers often opt for low-grade plastic protectors due to cost concerns, but these may not offer the same level of protection against smudges, dust, and scratches as higher-end options. Premium smartphones, such as those in the iPhone 12 family, require specialized protectors with anti-reflective and oleophobic layers, anti-fingerprint coatings, and anti-glare properties. The market for screen protectors also includes other tech accessories like powerline accessories, wireless networking equipment, home automation products, computer accessories, and cell phone cases. Brands like HALO, Gear4, IFROGZ, Mophie, and Invisible Shield dominate the market, offering various thicknesses and materials, including thermoplastic polyurethane and polyethylene terephthalate. The use of screen protectors is essential for maintaining screen clarity and preventing damage from everyday use. However, extended user screen time and the blue light emitted by screens can have negative health effects on the eyes, including eye diseases. As such, screen protectors with protective coatings that reduce blue light exposure are gaining popularity. The market for screen protectors is expected to grow significantly, driven by the increasing purchasing power and per capita income in emerging markets, as well as the popularity of high-end smartphones and millennials' preference for premium gadgets.


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