A Record 87.9 million phones Shipped to India in Q4 2017

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Indian market witnessed a record mobile phone shipment of 87.9 million units in October- December 2017, says a CyberMedia Research (CMR) report.

“Mobile handset vendors shipped 88 million mobile handset units in the fourth quarter of 2017. For the entire year, mobile handset vendors have shipped around 287 million mobile handset units in India,” the CMR report said.

The estimates by the research firm show that Samsung remained the overall leader for 2017 with 21 percent market share, followed by iTel and Xiaomi with 9 percent market share each.

During the quarter, Reliance Jio’s LYF topped in the feature phone segment with 27 per cent share. It was followed by Samsung with 14 percent share, Micromax 9 per cent, iTel 8 per cent and Lava 6 per cent share.

Xiaomi led the smartphone segment with 25 per cent share. It was followed by Samsung with 21 per cent share, Lenovo 9 percent, Vivo and Oppo 6 percent each.

In the premium segment, priced between Rs 26,000 to Rs 50,000 a unit, Apple led market with 48 per cent share, followed by OnePlus with 23 percent and Samsung with 10 per cent share, as per the report.

In the super premium category, priced above Rs 50,000 a unit, Apple garnered 73 percent market share, Samsung 20 percent and Google around 7 percent share.

Xiaomi led affordable smartphone segment with 25 percent share, followed by Samsung with 16 per cent share and Lava with 9 percent share.

In terms of year-on-year growth, Xiaomi recorded 317 percent jump in unit shipments. It was followed by iTel that saw 217 per cent growth, LYF 156 percent, Vivo 116 percent and Oppo 87 percent.

Growth of HTC declined by 79 percent, Asus 66 percent, Intex and Videocon 59 percent each and Gionee shipment declined by 46 percent.

“In fourth quarter of 2017, overall 4G handset market grew by 19 percent, 4G smartphones declined by 17 per cent, while 4G feature phones grew by 546 percent, 2G feature phones grew by 5 percent and 3G smartphones declined by 71 percent on a small base,” the report said.

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