Feature Phone Shipments Saw a Noticeable Decline of Around 49% in Q1 2019: CMR

During Q1 2019, Samsung topped the overall mobile handset leaderboard with a 22% market share, followed by Xiaomi with 16% and LYF at 13%

By May 16th, 2019 AT 5:42 PM
Highlights
  • 4G contributed to 66% of mobile handset shipments, while 2G accounted for 34%
  • Affordable smartphone segment (Rs 7,000- Rs 25,000) grown by 75% during the quarter

Mobile handset shipments in India recorded a 25% year-on-year (YoY) decline in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019 while feature phone shipments saw a noticeable decline of around 49% and smartphones recorded a 10% growth, a new report said on Thursday. According to CyberMedia Research (CMR), 4G contributed to 66% of mobile handset shipments, while 2G accounted for 34%. Chinese handset brands continued to dominate the mobile handset leaderboard while the market share of Indian brands dipped to 30% during Q1 2019.

“The overall market decline was on expected lines for Q1 2019. The above industry average stock build-up in the end of previous quarter resulted in lower shipments. Also, the recent change in e-commerce rules in India impacted the online dependent players,” Narinder Kumar, Lead Analyst-Industry Intelligence Group, CMR, said in a statement.

During Q1 2019, Samsung topped the overall mobile handset leaderboard with a 22% market share, followed by Xiaomi with 16% and LYF at 13%.

“It is interesting to note that shipments of the top five smartphone players accounted for 83% of total smartphone shipments in Q1 2019. The hyper-competitive nature of the smartphone market saw intense competition, resulting in sequential decline by 10-12% for both Xiaomi and Samsung shipments,” said Prabhu Ram, Head-Industry Intelligence Group, CMR.

The Indian smartphone market saw the affordable smartphone segment (Rs 7,000- Rs 25,000) growing by 75% while the value for money segment (less than Rs 7,000) experienced a 22% growth.

The premium segment (Rs 25,001- Rs 50,000) grew at a flat 2.4% YoY.

Read more on:

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Recent Posts

Telecom Department Must Ensure Continued Connectivity: TAIPA

The Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) has requested the telecom department to ensure continued connectivity during the lockdown period....

Lycamobile Offering 20GB Extra Data Per Month to Support Online Learning

Lycamobile, a British mobile network operator, is now offering 20GB extra data per month with its recharge plans to support...

Google Pixel 5a 5G Might Run on Snapdragon 7 Series SoC

Google, the search giant is known for its Pixel smartphone lineup across the globe and the company is said to...