Gaming Smartphones to Reach 1.8% of Total Shipments in India This Year, Courtesy of PUBG Mobile

Follow Us

Riding on the growing popularity of advanced mobile games such as PUBG Mobile and Fortnite, gaming smartphones are projected to reach 1.8% of the total smartphone shipments in the Indian market by the end of this year, a new report said on Friday. According to CyberMedia Research, gaming smartphones could possibly reach 6.5% of the total smartphone market by 2021. The demand for better hardware to cater to advanced mobile gaming is attracting PC gaming manufacturers such as Razer and Asus.

gaming-smartphones-india




"With the increasing demand for mobile gaming by millennials, the gaming smartphone industry is set to explode with new growth opportunities for not just traditional smartphone vendors, but new entrants, such as gaming PC manufacturers.

"This also translates into a significant opportunity for mobile gaming development companies to generate new gaming content," Amit Sharma, Analyst, Industry Intelligence Group, CMR, said in a statement.

As smartphone players look to offer new gaming smartphones, chipset vendors such as Qualcomm and MediaTek are also offering new processors like Snapdragon 675 or the Helio P70 that promise to offer enhanced mobile gaming experience.

The gaming smartphones, in addition to offering all the gaming functionalities, should also be capable of performing all other regular functions, including delivering camera experience to attract users in a hyper-competitive market, the report added.

The report also indicates a significant spike in mobile gaming users with expectations they will cross 748 million by 2021. "The new breed of smartphone gaming devices will mainly garner attention from gaming enthusiasts. Serious gamers, who traditionally prefer gaming PCs, will find features like high refresh rate contributing to a better experience," said Prabhu Ram, Head, Industry Intelligence Group, CMR.

According to the research firm's "Voice of the Youth" survey, a smartphone is emerging as the primary device for gaming, preferred by more than 90% of millennials and Gen-Z, thus, overshadowing gaming PCs and other devices.

Recent Comments

Shivraj Roy :

today i tried porting in vi ,from jio prepaid to vi prepaid home delivery for some reason they wont take…

Vi eSIM Available for Prepaid Users Only in Limited Circles

TheAndroidFreak :

Vi doing good only in Maharashtra, Gujarat, UPW/E, Haryana, Kerala, network wise.

Vodafone Idea Announces Enhancement of Network Capacity in Haryana

Amit Madan :

V! Esim is also not available on Idea migrated numbers. Number series which were available on Idea. Example 9990 series…

Vi eSIM Available for Prepaid Users Only in Limited Circles

Faraz :

Same. Speed is 500+ mbps all time. Better than Airtel 5G here atleast.

Vodafone Idea Announces Enhancement of Network Capacity in Haryana

Shivraj Roy :

this maybe possible if you buy prepaid sim online but most of the time vi stores force you to buy…

Vi eSIM Available for Prepaid Users Only in Limited Circles

Load More
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments