Mobile shipment in India saw 11.6 pc YoY growth in 2013

By : |February 26, 2014 0

NEW DELHI, INDIA: According to CMR’s India Monthly Mobile Handsets Market Review, CY 2013, India recorded 247.2 million mobile handset shipments for CY (January-December) 2013. During the same period, 41.1 million smartphones were shipped in the country.

India Smartphones Market

The India smartphones market during 2H 2013 saw a rise in shipments by 60.3 percent over 1H 2013, taking the overall contribution of smartphones to 16.6 percent for the full year. Further, 65.8 percent of the total smartphones shipped in the country were 3G smartphones during CY 2013.

                                 

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Tarun Pathak, lead analyst, Devices, CMR Telecoms Practice said, “CY 2013 was primarily the year of smartphones for the India market, particularly for local handset vendors. A first for the India market was a marginal decline in featurephone shipments on a year-on-year basis. This trend is likely to continue with more vendors focusing on entry level smartphone offerings aimed at the consumer segment.”

“Nearly 70 vendors operated in the highly competitive India smartphones market in CY 2013, with ‘Tier One’ brands like Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Sony, HTC, LG and Blackberry capturing close to 53 percent of the total smartphones market, followed by India brands capturing close to 43 percent of total smartphone shipments.”

“The remaining market of roughly 4 percent smartphone shipments was captured by China OEM brands, where we expect a few more players to enter the India market directly, instead of continuing as ODM partners to Indian brands.”

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