Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi led the Indian smartphone market during the April-June 2022 period despite a 22 percent drop in its sales volume, according to a Cyber Media Research (CMR) report on Thursday.
Xiaomi remained in the first place with a market share of 20 percent, followed by Samsung with a share of 18 percent. However, the Korean phone maker led the growth in the 5G phone category with a 28 percent market share in the segment, according to the report.
The CMR report estimates that 5G smartphone shipments grew 7 percent quarter-on-quarter and 163 percent year-over-year during the April-June 2022 quarter.
Apple topped the Super Premium segment (RS 50,000-1 lakh) with a 78 percent market share, with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series contributing the majority of iPhone shipments during the quarter, the report said.
“5G smartphone shipments have grown strongly over the past few quarters. With 5G auctions completed, and 5G services expected in India soon, there will be additional momentum in 5G smartphone shipments. During the second quarter of the year, Minka Kumari said, A CMR analyst at Industry Intelligence Group, said in a statement that in 2022, consumer demand will decline due to the macroeconomic environment.
In the overall smartphone market, Realme’s shipments grew by 22 percent and the company maintained the third position with a 16 percent share. Vivo and Oppo Realme followed in the fourth and fifth positions with a market share of 15 and 10 percent, respectively.
Chinese feature phone maker Itel ranks first in the feature phone segment with a 25 percent market share. It was followed by Lava whose shipment grew by 21 percent, helping the local mobile phone company capture a 21 percent share in the feature phone category.
Samsung ranked third in the feature phone market with an 11 percent market share despite a 25 percent drop in charging volume.
Nokia’s shipment volume fell 8 percent and its market share fell to 10 percent in the June quarter from 11 percent in the March 2022 quarter, according to the report.
CMR estimates total smartphone shipments to touch 174 million marks in the 2022 calendar year.
“We expect the second half (second half) of 2022 to see some potential easing of supply-side constraints in the run-up to the festive season.
“With major smartphone brands preparing for their flagship launch in the second half of 2022, consumer demand in the premium smartphone segment will continue to remain strong with a strong consumer desire to switch and upgrade,” said Amit Sharma, CMR Analyst at Industry Intelligence Group.
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