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Indian Smartphone Market Grew +6% YoY in Q1’17

by Rajeev Nair | May 03, 2017

Smartphone shipments to the Indian market grew by +6% YoY in Q1’17. Samsung strengthened its leadership position and was followed by Xiaomi and Lenovo-Motorola in the second and third place respectively.  

Cyclical patterns and some after effects of demonetization were key to confining the growth to single digit. Indian vendors continued to be impacted by the currency reforms in the first quarter of 2017, while their Chinese and Global counterparts managed to clock double digit growth rates. Local vendors were missing from the top five smartphone rankings in India for the first time in the last twelve quarters.

Our extensive quarterly report contains handset and smartphone shipments and market share by key vendors and operating systems in India, from Q1 2009 to Q1 2017. The report is a valuable tool for stakeholders wishing to track the India market soon to be the world’s second largest by volume.



                     India SP Q1-17

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