Worldwide smartphone sales grew 6% in 2021, according to Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales rebounded in the first half of 2021, following a 12.5% decline in 2020. Previous year’s lower smartphone sales because of COVID-19 and the bounce back to growth in first half of 2021 helped propel the market to growth. However, component shortages and supply chain issues disrupted smartphone sales in the second half of 2021.

In the past year, the HP Anti-Counterfeit and Fraud (ACF) team has been busy. Charged with protecting customers from buying low-quality or fraudulent HP products, the HP ACF team has confiscated more than 3.5 million fraudulent print products, parts and components – including large numbers of ink and toner cartridges - across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC) and the Americas.[1]

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