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Smartphone Screen Protector Market

Smartphone Screen Protector Market Size, Share, and Analysis, By Material Type (Tempered Glass, Polyethylene Terephthalate, and Thermoplastic Polyurethane), By Product Type (2D, 2.5D, 3D, and Others), and By Price Range (Economy, Mid-Range, Premium), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest of the World) And Regional Forecast 2023-2032

Published on: Dec-2023
Report Code: FG PKG 01786
No. of Pages: 170-350
Report Format: PDF

Global Smartphone Screen Protector Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% in the forecast period (2023-2032), with the market size valued at USD 48.12 billion in 2021 and projected to reach USD 100.3 billion by 2032, up from USD 51.4 billion in 2022.

Product Overview

Smartphone screen protector is a thin, transparent covering of material that sticks to the screen of a smartphone. It is often made of flexible plastic or tempered glass. A screen protector's main function is to give another layer of protection against smudges, scratches, and mild impact damage. It serves as a barrier to prevent direct contact between the smartphone screen and external elements like keys, coins, or rough surfaces, thereby keeping the display as good as possible. Screen protectors are frequently used to prolong the life of smartphones and improve user experience by maintaining the touch sensitivity and visual clarity of the screens. The screen protector market is ready to adapt to new design trends and consumer preferences as smartphones continue to grow, making it a dynamic and evolving business.

Source: Fatpos Global

Market Highlights

Smartphone Screen Protector Market is expected to project a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period, 2022-2032

Smartphone Screen Protector Market is expected to reach USD 100.3 billion, growing at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period owing to the growing global usage of smartphones. Screen protectors are in more demand as users look to shield their expensive devices from smudges, scratches, and impact damage. The market is characterized by a wide variety of products that accommodate different smartphone models, including as flexible plastic and tempered glass variants. Growing awareness of device protection, developments in screen protector technology, and the growing number of smartphone users are important factors impacting market dynamics.

Smartphone Screen Protector Market Segmentation

The Tempered Glass segment is expected to dominate in the forecast period

On the basis of Material Type, the market is segmented into Tempered Glass, Polyethylene Terephthalate, and Thermoplastic Polyurethane. The tempered glass segment dominates the market due to its durability, oleo phobic coating, anti-reflective properties, and widespread adoption. Its popularity is driven by easy availability through various retail channels. Superior protection, clarity, and touch experience have made tempered glass the preferred choice for smartphone users. The consistent usage of tempered glass by smartphone consumers will drive market trends for such products.

3D segment is expected to dominate in the forecast period

On the basis of the Product Type, the market is divided into 2D, 2.5D, 3D, and Others. The 3D segment is expected to grow rapidly, with a high CAGR. These curved-edge phone guards provide better touch sensitivity, smudge resistance, and breakage resistance. They are made by a cold carving method for increased strength and shock proofing. Demand for 3D screen protectors is likely to expand as major players launch smartphones with 3D displays, boosting category revenue.

Market Dynamics

Growth Drivers

Government Initiatives and User Awareness Are Actively Driving Revenue Growth

Increasing government initiatives to promote domestic smartphone manufacturing are expected to positively impact screen protector demand, stabilizing smartphone prices and reducing dependence on imports. Additionally, growing user awareness about screen protection, driven by the increased use of smartphones in daily life, is fueling demand for strong, durable screen protectors, contributing to market revenue growth.

Desire For Enhanced Durability and Increased Online Sales Channel

The increasing demand for enhanced durability has driven the popularity of tempered glass protectors among smartphone users who prioritize maximum device protection. Additionally, the proliferation of e-commerce platforms has provided consumers with convenient access to a diverse selection of screen protectors, fostering growth in online sales channels.


Presence Of Halo Effect Associated with Glass Screen Protectors Is a Major Restraining Factor

The "halo effect" occurs when a screen protector is not properly aligned with the phone, reducing screen visibility and sensitivity. Adhesive application under stress can weaken the protector and pose risks to users. Replacing tempered glass protectors can be challenging due to adhesive use. Plastic protectors may lose clarity over time, become hazy, lack fingerprint resistance, and leave curved edges exposed, making them prone to damage.

Recent Developments

  • On June 2020, MeldCX, an enterprise software solution provider that streamlines the process of building and delivering apps for single-purpose devices, collaborated with KastusR to develop antimicrobial screen coverings for touch screen kiosks.
  • On January 2022, Corning Inc. produced a unique glass composition to aid in the production of diffractive waveguides for wearable technology's augmented and mixed reality (AR/MR). The glass would make augmented reality experiences more vivid, compelling, and immersive for users.

Smartphone Screen Protector Market

Key Players Covered:

  • ZAGG Inc.
  • Belkin International Inc.
  • Benks Corp.
  • Spigen Inc.
  • Corning Inc.
  • 3M Company
  • Anker Innovations
  • Tech21
  • Whitestone Dome
  • InvisibleShield
  • amFilm
  • JETech
  • Rhinoshield
  • Gadget Guard
  • Uolo
  • Other Prominent Players (Company Overview, Business Strategy, Key Product Offerings, Financial Performance, Key Performance Indicators, Risk Analysis, Recent Development, Regional Presence, SWOT Analysis)

Regional Analysis

Smartphone Screen Protector Market is segmented based on regional analysis into five major regions: North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa. Among other geographical markets, Asia-Pacific is predicted to have the highest revenue share throughout the forecast period. Because of the existence of numerous major firms and sophisticated technology that is affordable to smartphone consumers, China contributes significantly to global smartphone manufacture. Similarly, the Indian government launched a number of incentive programs to encourage indigenous electronic manufacture.

Impact of Covid-19 on Smartphone Screen Protector Market

The COVID-19 outbreak had resulted in the economic downfall. Several countries had imposed lockdowns and applied travel restrictions to control the spread of the virus. The epidemic has had an uneven influence on the market for smartphone screen protectors. While the global smartphone market saw some disruptions as a result of supply chain disruptions and lower consumer spending, the increased reliance on smartphones for remote work, entertainment, and communication resulted in ongoing demand for screen protectors. The pandemic's emphasis on sanitation and cleanliness has also raised awareness about the significance of screen protection and gadget cleanliness.

Global Smartphone Screen Protector Market is further segmented by region into:

  • North America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United States and Canada
  • Latin America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, NORDIC, Russia, Turkey, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – India, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, and Rest of APAC
  • Middle East and Africa Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – North Africa, Israel, GCC, South Africa, and Rest of MENA

Smartphone Screen Protector Market Scope and Segments:



Study Period


Base Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period


Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.9% from 2022-2032


Value (USD Billion)


Main Segments List

By Material Type

  • Tempered Glass
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate
  • Thermoplastic Polyurethane

By Product Type

  • 2D
  • 2.5D
  • 3D
  • Others

By Price Range

  • Economy
  • Mid-Range
  • Premium

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • Southeast Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Smartphone Screen Protector Market size was values at USD 48.12 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach the value of USD 100.3 billion in 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period.

The smartphone screen protector market is a segment of the mobile accessories industry that produces thin, protective sheets made of materials like tempered glass or plastic, designed to safeguard smartphone screens from damage and scratches. These accessories are essential for preserving screen clarity and are driven by the widespread use of smartphones and growing consumer awareness of the need for screen protection.

The Tempered Glass Segment and the 3D segment accounted for the largest Smartphone Screen Protector Market share.

Key players in the Smartphone Screen Protector Market include ZAGG Inc., Belkin International Inc., 3M Company, Spigen Inc., Corning Inc., Benks Corporation, Anker Innovations, Tech21, Whitestone Dome, InvisibleShield, amFilm, JETech, Rhinoshield, Gadget Guard, Uolo, and Other Prominent Players.

Government initiatives, user awareness, desire for enhanced durability and increased online sales channel are the factors driving the Smartphone Screen Protector Market.

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