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Smartphone Screen Protector Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Material (Tempered Glass, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Thermoplastic Polyurethane), By Price Range, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-043-9
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global smartphone screen protector market size was valued at USD 47.05 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8% from 2022 to 2030. The world's rapidly rising per capita income is fueling the demand for luxury, which includes gadgets like modern smartphones, hence driving the market for smartphone screen protectors. Due to the enforced lockdowns and imposed limits by separate regulatory bodies in the wake of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, numerous industries' operations have either been temporarily halted or are operating with reduced personnel. This is no different in the market for smartphone screen protectors, and this aspect is expected to have a substantial negative impact on the industry's revenue growth. Furthermore, the high costs associated with the installation and maintenance of these devices could limit the revenue growth of the market throughout the forecast period.

U.S. smartphone screen protector market size, by price range, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Users are increasingly cautious about their devices as a result of technological improvements in smartphone LED displays, IPS-LCD, Super AMOLED, and infinity displays, among others, since these smartphone displays account for a large portion of the entire cost. As a result, in recent years, the high cost of premium smartphones, along with the risk of screen damage, has boosted the sales of smartphone screen protectors. 

Mishandling, smudges, and scratches are common with the emergence of gaming phones that need multi-touch responses. As a result, the demand for smartphone screen protectors made of the strongest materials, such as tempered glass, has been steadily increasing. Furthermore, the market is likely to be driven by the rising demand for refurbished and second-hand smartphones due to lower costs.

The screen protector industry is benefiting from rapid changes and changing display technology, such as foldable displays in upcoming smartphones. For instance, Companies such as Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, and Royole are all working on folding phones. As a result, with the launch of next-generation slim models of tablets and smartphones, customers will need to apply a screen protector.

Price Range Insights

The USD 550 - 700 segment dominated the market and held a revenue share of over 20.0% in 2021. It is also expected to expand at the fastest CAGR from 2022 to 2030. The below USD 175 segment is anticipated to grow over the forecast period due to the increased demand from low-income people. Furthermore, buyers are more likely to buy screen protectors made of low-grade plastic for such products. In addition, due to the relatively higher price of the product, the demand for tempered glass in this area is projected to stay stable.

The above USD 700 segment is expected to register a significant CAGR from 2022 to 2030. The segment is expected to rise to over 475 million units by 2024 due to the rising demand for premium smartphones over the projected period. Furthermore, increased concerns over the safety of high-priced cellphones are predicted to fuel product growth.

Material Insights

The tempered glass segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 90.0% in 2021. The segment growth can be attributed to the benefits of employing glass, as opposed to PT and TPU. Glass gives better protection against scratches and high-impact damage. Due to the superior multi-layered and shock-absorbing capabilities, tempered glass has been a popular screen protection solution throughout the years. The oleophobic layer on tempered glass reduces fingerprints and provides the phone the sense of real glass while in use. These glasses feature superior light transmittance than other options, reduce glare, and scatter reflections. The market trends will be fueled by mobile phone users' consistent adoption of tempered glass.

Global smartphone screen protector market share, by material, 2021 (%)

The thermoplastic polyurethane segment is projected to register a CAGR of 5.4% from 2022 to 2030. Among the benefits of using this type of screen protector is the fact that it's resistant to scratches, oil buildup, and grease. This elasticity also enables the screen protector to self-heal, which is essential when using these kinds of screen protectors. Physio-chemical characteristics of the material make these screen protectors compatible with curved screens and in-screen fingerprints, both of which are becoming increasingly common among new devices. They often provide full-screen protection as well.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific held the largest revenue share of over 35.0% in 2021 and is expected to register the fastest CAGR from 2022 to 2030. Increasing smartphone sales, particularly in developing markets like India and China, are likely to fuel the industry expansion. For instance, the rising demand for smartphones made by Chinese companies like Xiaomi Inc. and Oppo Electronics Corp is likely to propel product growth. Furthermore, demand is predicted to be driven by the introduction of low-cost screen protector manufacturers, notably in Asia Pacific, over the forecast period.

North America is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.2% from 2022 to 2030. Due to the increasing acceptance of premium technology high-price smartphones, North America is expected to rise during the forecast period. Additionally, the rising demand for protective smartphone accessories, together with the rising consumer disposable income, is likely to result in higher growth during the projected period. Europe accounted for a considerable revenue share in 2021. The market is characterized by a strong preference for high-quality products over expensive cellphones. Increasing demand for tempered glass goods is likely to boost the product demand during the forecast period due to its higher damage resistance features.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market includes both international and domestic participants. Key market players focus on strategies such as innovation and new products to enhance their portfolio offering in the market. For instance, in September 2021, Belkin, a global consumer electronics leader, unveiled two new screen protectors for the iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 13, and iPhone 13 small. Belkin's extensive screen protection portfolio for iPhone includes the UltraGlass Screen Protector and Anti-Glare Screen Protector.

In another instance, in March 2021, InvisibleShield released two screen protectors for the iPhone 12 family, both of which are made of an innovative material known as D3O. It's a type of non-Newtonian fluid, according to the organization.  Moreover, in June 2020, meldCX, an enterprise software solution provider that streamlines the process of developing and deploying apps for single-purpose devices, has partnered with Kastus® to offer antimicrobial screen coverings for touch screen kiosks. This collaboration comes at a time when customers are particularly concerned about touching touch screen surfaces because harmful organisms may be present. Some prominent players in the global smartphone screen protector market include:

  • IntelliARMOR

  • AZ Infolink Private Limited

  • Halloa Enterprise Co. Ltd.

  • ZAGG Inc.

  • Belkin International, Inc.

  • Corning Inc.

  • Ryan Technology Co. Ltd.

  • NuShield Inc.

  • Xtreme Guard

  • Free S.speed International Co., Ltd.

  • Clarivue

  • Jiizii Glass

  • Protek

  • FeYong Digital Technology Limited

  • Shenzhen Yoobao Technology Co. Ltd.

Smartphone Screen Protector Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 49.73 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 84.96 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.8% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Material, price range, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Germany; U.K.; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Brazil; Saudi Arabia      

Key companies profiled

IntelliARMOR; AZ Infolink Private Limited; Halloa Enterprise Co. Ltd.; ZAGG Inc.; Belkin International, Inc.; Corning Inc.; Ryan Technology Co. Ltd.; NuShield Inc.; Xtreme Guard; Free S.speed International Co., Ltd.; Clarivue; Jiizii Glass; Protek; FeYong Digital Technology Limited; Shenzhen Yoobao Technology Co. Ltd.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global smartphone screen protector market report on the basis of material, price range, and region:

  • Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Tempered Glass

    • Polyethylene Terephthalate

    • Thermoplastic Polyurethane

  • Price Range Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Below USD 175

    • USD 175 - 250

    • USD 250 - 450

    • USD 450 - 550

    • USD 550 - 700

    • Above USD 700

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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