According to a new report by CMR, India is likely to see a fall of 15-20 per cent in smartphone shipments in quarter ended June 2021. This fall can be attributed to the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic and associated state-wide lockdowns.
In addition, supply chain disruptions and component shortages has also added to the woes of smartphone manufacturers.
As far as performance in the quarter ended March 2021 is concerned, Samsung led the overall India mobile market with 18 per cent market share, while Xiaomi continued to dominate the smartphone segment in the country with 28 per cent market share.
The total smartphone shipments in India in the quarter ended March 2021 grew by 23 per cent on a year on year (YoY) basis, with strong demand for 4G smartphones. In Q1 2021, 4G smartphone shipments grew 14 per cent (YoY).
The report further noted that Poco registered a remarkable 465 per cent YoY growth while OnePlus and itel smartphone shipments recorded triple-digit growth during the period under consideration.
In the feature phone segment, Samsung stood at second spot with 20 per cent market share.
Moreover, the 5G smartphone shipments accounted for 7 per cent of the overall smartphone shipments in Q1 2021. OnePlus led the 5G smartphone segment with 33 per cent market share, followed by Realme at 14 per cent.