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The future of the mobile phone repair industry

The future of the mobile phone repair industry.

November 13, 2019

 Many analysts are forecasting that the growth of the mobile phone repair industry will taper off soon because of cell phone saturation—in terms of the number of people in the world who want a smartphone versus the number of people who already have one. However, as the price tag of newer models continue to rise, the longer smartphone users will hold onto their phone before upgrading. As the age of cell phones in operation continues to rise, so will the need for repairs, especially for things like replacement batteries, cracked screens, damaged speakers, and malfunctioning power ports. Therefore, while the rate of cell phone repair growth may not be as robust as it has been during the last five years or so, it most definitely will not go away.

 One key factor in this process is the gaining momentum from the popularity of OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display technology, which tend to be a little more fragile than their LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) counterparts. While original equipment manufacturers are concentrating on building OLED screens for new model releases, the supply for repair screens will be sparse at first, but will eventually catch up with the demand. Again, on the counter side of that is the fact that people are holding on to their old cell phones longer, which will keep the demand for LCD screens high.

 Limited warranties and a lack of insurance on smartphones will contribute to repair sales for companies like Cell Phone Zone Virginia. Instead of taking the time to package a damaged phone and ship it back to the manufacturer for repairs, people can come to us for same-day repairs on most devices, instead of being without their phones for a week or more. Our repair centers are conveniently located in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Newport News, and Williamsburg, so you won’t need to travel far to take advantage of our certified technicians or outstanding customer service. We also use OEM parts and provide a one-year warranty on all repairs, so when you have a problem with your smartphone, come see us.