According to a report published by Cyber Media Research, 5G shipments in India rose 163 percent year-on-year in the April-June period, and Samsung led the segment with a 28 percent market share, followed by Vivo with a 15 percent market share.
According to the India Mobile Handset Market report published by CyberMedia Research or CMR, one in three smartphones shipped in the second quarter of 2022 was a 5G-enabled smartphone as shipments increased by 7 percent sequentially.
“With the completion of the 5G auctions and expected Launch of 5G services in India There will be more momentum in 5G smartphone shipments soon,” said Menka Kumari, analyst at Industry Intelligence Group, CMR.
Shipments of 5G smartphones ranging from Rs 7,000 to Rs 24,999 grew more than 160 percent year-on-year, while total smartphone shipments in this segment grew 12 percent.
According to the report, premium smartphones, which they have defined as mobile phones costing Rs 25,000 to Rs 50,000, and super-premium smartphones, costing more than Rs 50,000, grew by 80 percent and 96 percent, respectively.
Shipments of affordable smartphones or mobile phones costing Rs 7,000 or less fell 61 percent year-on-year.
If we combine 4G and 5G enabled smartphones or the smartphone market in general, things are different.
Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi led the Indian smartphone market in April-June 2022, despite a 22 percent decline in its sales volume.
Xiaomi remained at the top with a 20 percent market share, followed by Samsung with an 18 percent share. Samsung is followed by Realme with 16 percent market share, followed by Vivo with 15 percent and Oppo with 10 percent.
Despite the recent crackdown in India, most of the major Chinese smartphone brands in the top five smartphone leaderboards posted healthy growth during the quarter, with the exception of the smartphone market leader.
Apple led the super-premium segment with a strong 78 percent market share. The iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series contributed a majority of iPhone shipments in the quarter.
“We anticipate that there may be some easing of supply-side constraints in the second half of 2022 ahead of the festive season,” said Amit Sharma, an analyst at CMR.
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