India sees large uptick in Q1 2021 smartphone shipments, however a typhoon’s coming


(*19*)Credit score: Dhruv Bhutani /

  • India’s Q1 2021 smartphone shipments reportedly develop 11% over Q1 2021.(*20*)
  • Xiaomi loved an important lead, however all the most sensible manufacturers maintained or grew their shipments.(*20*)
  • Smartphone shipments in India are anticipated to plunge in Q2 2021 regardless that.(*20*)

India is arguably essentially the most aggressive marketplace on this planet relating to smartphones, with the mid-range phase specifically being a fierce battleground. Now, the primary marketshare file for Q1 2021 is in and it looks as if virtually the entire main manufacturers recorded larger shipments.

Marketplace-tracking corporate (*5*)Canalys indexed (*10*)Xiaomi, (*6*)Samsung, and Vivo as the highest three smartphone firms by way of marketshare in India all through the quarter. Oppo and Realme rounded out the highest five in line with the analysis company.

Canalys Q1 2021 India

Xiaomi noticed modest year-on-year cargo enlargement of 2%, with its marketshare enlargement declining from 31% to twenty-eight%. In the meantime, Samsung controlled to carry secure with 19% marketshare, however noticed its precise shipments develop 11% over Q1 2021. 3rd-placed Vivo simplest noticed shipments develop by way of 1%, with its proportion of shipments declining 2%. Oppo was once the most efficient performer within the most sensible five when it comes to enlargement, reaching a 35% year-on-year spike.

Taken in combination, the monitoring company famous that India’s Q1 2021 shipments grew 11% year-on-year, from 33.5 million gadgets shipped in Q1 2021 to 37.1 million gadgets shipped in Q1 2021. There may be unhealthy information afoot for the following quarter regardless that.

Extra studying:(*15*) (*7*)The most efficient telephones underneath Rs 20,000 in India

Canalys expects smartphone shipments to plunge in Q2 2021, as a big wave of COVID-19 grips India. The corporate means that regional lockdowns may just impede the delivery and distribution of uncooked fabrics used for manufacturing, in addition to gadgets. However the company could also be anticipating extra unhealthy information for Indian shoppers later in 2021.

“A mixture of the continuing provide crunch on key imported parts and a weaker rupee will make it more and more tough for distributors to take care of margins at present worth ranges,” Canalys analyst Varun Kannan was once quoted as pronouncing. He added that this may hit the sub-$200 (~Rs 15,000) phase arduous, pronouncing it accounted for over 80% of the marketplace in 2021.