India’s second wave of COVID-19 infections may dent smartphone shipments: report
Smartphone shipments grew practically 23% within the first three months of 2021 in comparison with final 12 months, crossing 38 million items
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India’s smartphone shipments may be affected within the coming quarters as shopper demand may dip as a result of a surge in COVID-19 infections and subsequent lockdowns throughout the nation, in accordance with analysis agency Counterpoint.
Counterpoint cautioned that “A second and extra virulent wave of COVID-19 is at present on within the nation, and is prone to impression the approaching quarters.”
Smartphone shipments grew practically 23% within the first three months of 2021 in comparison with final 12 months, crossing 38 million items. The first-quarter cargo numbers had been led by Xiaomi with a 26% market share, pushed by its expanded manufacturing capabilities to satisfy demand. Samsung and Vivo captured the second and third spot.
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Apple retained the highest place within the premium section in phrases of market share, registering greater than 1 million shipments for 2 consecutive quarters for the primary time, the analysis agency stated in a press release.
Smartphone maker OnePlus’s shipments grew over 300% within the January to March interval in comparison with final 12 months. Overall, Chinese smartphone manufacturers held a complete of 75% market share within the final three months, the market analysis agency acknowledged.