Smartphone Sales Reach New Heights

Samsung's Tizen smartphoneAccording to Gartner, computing devices market in India is expected to grow over 341 mn a year with mobile phones accounting for 95 per cent of total shipments. Computing device market will cross 300 mn units this year, an increase of 4.5 per cent over 2014.

Mobile phone shipment in the country is expected to be over 289 mn in 2015, up by about 5 per cent in 2014. In 2017, mobile phone shipments are estimated to grow over 324 mn.

“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,” the statement said.

“The traditional personal computer market is expected to grow 2 per cent, with a 9 per cent increase in the notebook market in 2015,” said Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner.

The shipment of personal computers is expected to grow 10 mn in 2015 from about 9.6 mn in 2014. In 2015, desktop and notebook are expected to jointly contribute 9.2 mn while 829 thousand premium computing devices like ultra-mobile devices are expected to be shipped.

The tablet market is expected to decline 5.7 mn in 2015 from 6.6 mn shipped in 2014. In 2017, the PCs market is expected to cross 11 mn mark with ultramobile segment crossing 1 mn shipments. Shipment of tablets is expected to pick up in 2017 at 5.9 mn units.

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