India’s Devices Shipments to Grow 4.5 Percent in 2015

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08/05/2015 Leave a comment

The combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) in India are forecast to total 300 million units in 2015, an increase of 4.5 percent over 2014, according to Gartner.

“The traditional PC market will grow by 2 percent, with a 9 percent increase in the notebook market in 2015,” said Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner. “The computing devices market is forecast to decline 3 percent this year, affected by weak demand for tablets. We will see slight growth in the overall PC market in India- as shipments in the premium ultramobile category should compensate for a decline in sales of traditional desk-based devices.”

Mobile phones (including feature phones) are projected to grow 5 percent in 2015 (see Table 1). With increased penetration of smartphones, and better features with declining prices, consumers in India are set to benefit. Smartphones are potentially a high growth segment in the Indian mobile phone market. Global vendors, such as Samsung, LG, Motorola, and Nokia, along with local players like Micromax, Karbon, Spice, and Lava are doing well in the smartphone segment.

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India Devices Shipments by Device Type, 2014-2017

(Thousands of Units)

Device Type. 2014. 2015. 2016. 2017.

Traditional PC 9,024. 9,206. 9,493. 9,587

Ultramobile (Premium) 631 829 1,102. 1,428

PC Market. 9,655. 10,035. 10,595. 11,015

Tablets and Clamshells 6,683. 5,773. 5,854. 5,945

Computing Devices Market 16,338. 15,807. 16,449. 16,960

Mobile Phones. 275482. 289146. 309537. 324,251

Total Devices Market 291,820. 304,954. 325,986. 341,210

Source: Gartner (April 2015)

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