Low Priced Smartphones To Register Highest Growth In India In 2012


Smartphone industry is witnessing the explosive growth in many countries, and India is no exception. A recent analysis states the global mobile connection will reach six billion by the end of November this year, and also, Asia is going to contribute highest 47% of the total mobile market share. A research analysis firm—Convergence Catalyst—has reportedly stated between 9-9.5 million Smartphones were sold by different vendors in India last year. And, the market significantly surpasses 1 million figures in October last year. Thanks to Android cheap devices, which succeeded to clinch a major portion of mobile market share in India.

In India, folks more rely on Nokia’s devices, and that’s why, the company dominated in the total shipment of mobile devices last year. However, due to incursion of cheap Android Smartphones in India, Nokia’s Smartphone segment shrunk to 40% in Q4 from 60% in the start of the last year. Samsung strongly penetrated the market in the last two quarters, and succeeded to grab second notch at the end of 2011. Android share is just equivalent to Symbian share’s in India, and is pegged to surpass Symbian later this year.  Convergence Catalyst has estimated Smartphones’ sale would augment by two-fold to reach 18-20 million in 2012.

In India, Android is going to seize 50.6% of the total mobile OS market, while, Symbian would viable to acquire 23.35% in 2012. There would lackluster demand for Windows phone and iOS devices in the Indian Smartphone market. However, BlackBerry OS and Samsung Bada are expected to mange 9.9% and 10.2% of total mobile OS market share in India in 2012.

The research analysis firm said the demand of dual SIM Smartphone will high, and also, increasing demand of GSM and CDMA Smartphones in 2012. Number of global giant players like RIM, HTC, Samsung, Apple, and more will try to capitalize their strengths in India.

It’s pretty clear, the demand of Smartphone is substantially increasing year-over-year. India is going to be a great Smartphone market for global investors. As demand of Smartphone is going to boost by two-fold, definitely, investors will have great opportunity to invest. However, here’s high demand of cheap Smartphones, that’s why, manufacturer will try to launch their devices at the nominal price. Android is being dominated the Indian Smartphone market, and it would not easy for other contender to filch the market share—even for Symbian to regain its market share.

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