Shipment of 5G smartphones within the nation continues to achieve traction and such gadgets accounted for 22 per cent market share within the third quarter of 2021, in line with CMR.
As per CMR’s India Mobile Handset Market Review Report for Q3 2021, greater than 20 5G-capable smartphones had been launched over the course of the quarter.
“Across value tiers, 5G smartphone shipments are gaining in power, and contributing to elevated affordability, availability and accessibility.
“With smartphone manufacturers, comparable to OnePlus, Oppo, realme, Samsung and vivo prioritizing 5G, and customers searching for to future-proof themselves, 5G continues to achieve momentum,” CMR Analyst-Industry Intelligence Group Shipra Sinha mentioned.
Sinha added that collectively, these 5 manufacturers shipped 5G smartphones in extra of USD 3 billion in the course of the September 2021 quarter.
Vivo led the 5G smartphone section with an 18 per cent market share, adopted by Samsung at 16 per cent, as per CMR.
For the whole 12 months, CMR estimates counsel a possible 5-8 per cent year-on-year development in smartphone shipments. In the fourth quarter, CMR anticipates the continued provide constraints, excessive parts and logistics prices, and consequent excessive retail prices, to proceed difficult smartphone manufacturers.
On the demand aspect, aided by the supply of engaging affordability schemes, smartphone upgraders are searching for better-specced 5G-capable telephones, CMR mentioned.
In the festive season gross sales, the robust shopper demand for smartphone upgrades has been met by aggressive gives within the worth for cash and premium smartphone segments from smartphone manufacturers, it added.
“In This autumn 2021 and past, the provision chain constraints will proceed to persist. Smartphone manufacturers which might be capable of increase their element provides, and plan upfront their market outreach methods, will have the ability to succeed.
“CyberMedia Research (CMR) anticipates shopper sentiment to stay sturdy throughout this era, pushed by India’s rising digital transformation,” CMR Analyst (Industry Intelligence Group) Anand Priya Singh mentioned.
In the third quarter of 2021, smartphone shipments in India posted a 47 per cent quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) development on the again of sturdy shopper demand, and regardless of persistent provide constraints, CMR mentioned.
About 50 million smartphones had been shipped within the quarter beneath assessment.
Xiaomi led the market with 23 per cent share, adopted by Samsung (18 per cent share), Vivo (15 per cent), Realme (15 per cent) and Oppo (9 per cent), it added.
“For customers, smartphones stay important life drivers. As India emerged from the second pandemic wave, shopper demand for smartphones continued to stay robust.
“Smartphone manufacturers sought to navigate the prevailing provide chain dynamics, by augmenting their inventory provide. In doing so, they had been capable of supply engaging promotions and deal gives within the prolonged festive season gross sales,” Sinha added.
According to CMR, OnePlus shipments recorded a big development of greater than 68 per cent y-o-y.
Apple shipments recorded a 32 per cent development y-o-y. Apple topped the super-premium (Rs 50,000-1,00,000) section with an 84 per cent market share.
The robust market efficiency by older-generation iPhones, together with the Apple iPhone 12 and iPhone 11, contributed to Apple’s success, CMR mentioned.
The iPhone 12 and 11 collectively accounted for three-fifths of iPhone shipments, it added.
Transsion Group manufacturers’ (Itel, Infinix and Tecno) general cellular handset shipments grew 18 per cent y-o-y, whereas smartphone shipments grew 36 per cent y-o-y. Itel smartphone shipments grew 44 per cent y-o-y, whereas that of Tecno and Infinix grew 33 per cent and 32 per cent y-o-y, respectively.
The characteristic telephone section declined 21 per cent year-on-year with 24 million such telephones being shipped within the September 2021 quarter.
The 2G characteristic telephone section declined 27 per cent y-o-y, with itel accounting for 27 per cent, adopted by Lava (19 per cent) and Samsung (14 per cent).
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