Singapore tops APAC for smartphone penetration

An overview of device penetration in seven Asia Pacific markets.

Singapore records the highest smartphone penetration in the Asia Pacific region, according to the latest data from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. Over nine-tenths of Singaporean adults use a smartphone, compared to just over one-half in Japan. All other markets saw smartphone penetration above four-fifths.

Australia is the only market where more than 50% of adults use a tablet, with Hong Kong close to the one-half mark at 47.8%. Japan leads in desktop/laptop penetration at over four-fifths while South Korea is marginally behind at 78.9%.

Despite Singapore's widespread smartphone penetration, online consumption last year fell...

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