The above graph represents the total smartphone shipments in India by quarter, starting from Q1 2011 to Q2 2020. A total of 18.2 million smartphone units were shipped in Q2 2020, registering a huge 50.6% YoY decline. On a quarterly basis, India smartphone shipments declined a strong 44% from Q1 2020 when about 32.5 million units were shipped, according to IDC report. Smartphone vendors in India started facing major supply chain disruptions at the beginning of April month due to Covid-19 lockdown, and the shortage continued throughout the May and June month as factories operated at partial capacity even after the lockdown was lifted.
The list of top five smartphone brands in India in Q2 2020 include Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo, Realme and Oppo in terms of shipments.
|Note||India Calendar year starts from January 1st|
One must note that India’s smartphone shipments in Q3 2019 reached an all-time high of 46.6 million units, beating its previous record of 42.6 million units established in Q3 2018, registering an impressive 9.3% YoY growth. Xiaomi continued to dominate the India smartphone market with 12.6 million units shipped. It was Q4 2017 when Xiaomi dethroned Samsung for the first time in India, in terms of smartphone shipments.
The CY Q2 2013 was the very first time when the total number of smartphones shipped in India crossed the 10 million mark. Interestingly, in just 15 months, the smartphone companies doubled its shipments to 23.3 million units.
In Q3 2016, the smartphone vendors in India shipped a whopping 32.3 million units, with over 14% YoY growth. However, the shipment figure declined to 25.8 million in the following quarter.
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