Smartphone Controlled Drone Market

Smartphone Controlled Drone Market
Research Report By Forecast To 2023
Industry Survey, Growth, Competitive Landscape
and Forecasts to 2023
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Smartphone Controlled Drone Market Research Report - Forecast to 2023
Global Smartphone Controlled Drone Market Component (Airframe, Controller &Navigation System,
Propulsion System, Others), Application (Commercial, Personal), Range (Less than 150 meters, More than
150 meters), & Region-Forecast Till 2023
Drone technology is evolving continuously, manufacturers are bringing in more advanced drones to the market every few
months. Earlier drones were majorly used for military purposes, whereas now a days, these are controlled with the help of a
smartphone and are used for commercial and personal purposes. To fly drones using a smartphone, the process is to
download the android mobile phone app for operating drone and sync it with the drone. These apps are easily available for
both Android phones as well as iOS users, which make this drone popular.
Each application for these drones could demand an operating system that provides users with the necessary controls. The
recent technologies can be broadly divided into three main components, a program that decides the instructions for the
drone, added sensors and their communication with the program, and the communication between the program and the
The advantage of smart phone controlled drones over other drones is that these are extremely easy to use. They feature an
HD camera that streams video to the user’s phone and are less expensive as compared to other drones. The restraints to
this market are short per-battery flight time and difficulty operating during poor weather conditions.
Key Players
The key players in the smartphone controlled drone market are DJI (China), Parrot Drones SAS (France), CONTIXO (U.S.), 3DR
(U.S.), Kidcia (China), Guangdong Cheerson Hobby Technology Company Limited (China), GoPro, Inc. (U.S.), DBPOWER
(China), and Draganfly Innovations Inc. (Canada).
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Smartphone Controlled Drone Market Research Report - Forecast to 2023
Segments and Regional Overview
By components, the market has been segmented into airframe, controller & navigation system, propulsion system, and
others. The airframe refers to the physical structure of the drone that aids in achieving controlled flight. The design and
configuration of drone airframes mainly depend on the task to be performed and the payload to be carried. Aerial
aluminum alloy, plastic, and carbon fiber are used for the construction of drone airframe. Nowadays, companies are
focusing on developing drone airframe structures with reduced size, high durability, and other improved features. Drone
technology is constantly evolving as innovations and big investments are bringing more advanced drones, which can be
used with the help of a smartphone.
By application, the market has been segmented into commercial and personal. Commercial smart phone controlled drones
are becoming powerful business tools, and huge demand is being observed in construction, agriculture, and infrastructure
inspection segments. Factors including upcoming startups and subsequent decline in drone costs and fierce competition are
further boosting the market demand.
North America dominated the smart phone controlled drones market in 2017, due to the increased application of drones in
military, homeland security, and commercial operations. The region leads the global market in terms of expenditure and
technological advancements and has many smart phone controlled drones. The U.S. generates a very high demand for
drones used for surveillance purposes. Although, Canada made some considerable investments in the development of
drones, the market is primarily dominated by the U.S., which is also the largest manufacturer of unmanned systems,
globally. Europe is one of the dominating players in the market of smartphone controlled drones. Countries, such as the UK,
France, and Germany are the major contributors to the market growth due to the presence of key manufacturers in the
industry. The Asia-Pacific is expected to emerge as the fastest growing region during the forecast period. Developments
related to drones in Asian countries and relatively demand for consumer electronic products are encouraging manufacturers
to adopt a cost-effective technology in the smartphone controlled drones manufacturing process. Therefore, the
smartphone controlled drones market is estimated to witness a CAGR of more than 18% during the forecast period from
2018 to 2023.
Smartphone Controlled Drone Market Research Report - Forecast to 2023
Market Segmentation of Global Smartphone Controlled Drone Market
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