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Indian Smartphone Market Grew 17 Percent YoY With 54.3 Million Units Shipped During Q3 2020: IDC

first_imgInterestingly, the premium segment saw a strong growth of 91 percent YoY and Samsung, Apple, and OnePlus were the top manufacturers. Further, there were 25 million feature phones shipped in Q3 2020 which was a decline of 30 percent YoY.Are iPhone 12 mini, HomePod mini the Perfect Apple Devices for India? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below. The analysis shows Xiaomi took the top spot with the most smartphones shipped in Q3 2020 at 13.5 million units. This was a 25 percent market share resulting in a moderate 7.1 percent YoY growth. Next in line was Samsung with its 12.1 million smartphones shipped, pointing at a 22.3 percent market share and a much more significant 38.1 percent growth in units shipped. Following Samsung was Vivo at 9 million units and 16.7 percent market share, Realme with 8 million units and 14.7 percent market share, Oppo with 6.1 million units and 11.3 percent market share. All other brands account for 5.6 million smartphones shipped and 10 percent market share.IDC states that this growth in smartphones shipped in India is due to the fewer restrictions post lockdowns and the pent-up demand that has been further fueled by aggressive pricing. The various sales and discounts on smartphones, and the ability to maintain social distancing through online stores, have encouraged people to shop online.In terms of specifications and price trends observed by IDC in Q3 2020, manufacturers introduced a larger number of phones with quad rear cameras with 48-megapixel primary sensors or above, more than 64GB storage options, and larger than 5,000mAh batteries, while reducing the prices. About a million 5G smartphones were shipped in the third quarter. When it comes to pricing, the average selling price (ASP) declined by 2 percent YoY with 84 percent of shipments in the sub $200 (roughly Rs. 14,800) range. This was because smartphones remain the only device for internet access for a lot of households in India, IDC noted.- Advertisement – Indian smartphone market grew 17 percent in the third quarter of 2020 as per data by International Data Corporation (IDC). It shows that there were 54.3 million units shipped during the quarter, which is a 17 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth compared to the third quarter of 2019. It said Xiaomi shipped the most smartphones and experienced a 7.1 percent growth YoY, while Samsung came in second with its much more significant 38.1 percent growth. This growth in the Indian smartphone market was mainly due to fewer restrictions amid the ongoing pandemic and more aggressively priced smartphones.IDC noted that e-retailers experienced an all-time high with a 24 percent YoY growth, shipping 48 percent of the total 54.3 million units. This was likely because people were not as confident about going to stores in person due to COVID-19. However, offline channels also grew 11 percent YoY as new smartphones faced supply constraints in offline stores. IDC says the growth in online shopping may increase as companies may offer aggressive pricing and offers during the festive season.- Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Iwobi out of Clash with Cameroon as Eagles Camp Opens Today

first_imgArsenal forward Alex Iwobi has withdrawn from Super Eagles squad ahead of the World Cup 2018 qualifier against African champions Cameroon in Uyo this Friday.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), confirmed at the weekend that the 21-year-old will also miss the September 4 showdown against the Indomitable Lions in Yaounde due to thigh muscle strain.He was due to join the Super Eagles training camp expected to open today after Arsenal’s disastrous 4-0 defeat to Liverpool in the English Premier League yesterday. Iwobi, the nephew of legendary Nigeria star  Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, had played in Nigeria’s first two World Cup qualifiers against Zambia and Algeria, scoring in a 2-1 win in Zambia in October last year.However in a swift move, Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, has handed late invitations to CSKA Moscow of Russia forward, Aaron Samuel as replacement for Iwobi. Samuel made the last of seven international appearances two years ago.Rohr has also reinforced the defence with an invite to Standard Liege of Belgium player, Uche Agbo for Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Cameroon.Eagles Media Officer, Toyin Ibitoye, confirmed yesterday that the duo will join the squad in Uyo this week, but that the team will begin training in Abuja this evening.Already in camp at the weekend were the duo of Tianjin Teda stars Odion Jude Ighalo and John Mikel Obi.  Chippa United of South Africa goalkeeper, Daniel Akpeyi was also listed among players already in town for the big game.Mikel who is staging a comeback to the team after missing the 0-2 loss to South Africa in the AFCON 2019 qualifiers, landed in Nigeria on Sunday evening.Mikel had declared in the past month that he is determined to ensure Nigeria qualify for the World Cup 2018 in Russia as his in-laws will not forgive him, if Nigeria fail to make it. “We have received the news about Iwobi, he is injured and he won’t be available for the games against Cameroon. Coach Gernot has recalled stand-by players Aaron and Agbo. Both players have been directed to join the team in Uyo this week,” Ibitoye observed on Sunday night.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more