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India Smartphone Market Declined in Q4’16

by Rajeev Nair | 2月 02, 2017

India Smartphone market declined by -8% annually in Q4 2016. Per our latest research available here from the Handset Country Share Tracker (HCST) Service, it is a first in the last twenty quarters. Samsung, Micromax and Xiaomi secured the top three positions in that order in the last quarter of 2016. It is a first for Xiaomi since its debut in India in 2014, to be among the top three vendors in India.

Demonetization and seasonality combined to pull down the market. While the local vendor witnessed the highest decline, Chinese vendors combined continued to grow and one in every three device shipped in the quarter were from them.

This extensive quarterly report contains handset and smartphone shipments and market share by key vendors and operating systems in India, from Q1 2009 to Q4 2016. The report is a valuable tool for stakeholders wishing to track the India market; soon to be the world’s second largest by volumes.


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