India devices shipments to grow 4.5 per cent in 2015, says Gartner

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April 28, 2015: The combined shipments of devices (PCs, tablets, ultramobiles and mobile phones) in India are forecast to total 300 million units in 2015, an increase of 4.5 percent over 2014, according to Gartner, Inc.

“The traditional PC market will grow by 2 percent, with a 9 percent increase in the notebook market in 2015,” said Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner. “The computing devices market is forecast to decline 3 percent this year, affected by weak demand for tablets. We will see slight growth in the overall PC market in India- as shipments in the premium ultramobile category should compensate for a decline in sales of traditional desk-based devices.”

Mobile phones (including feature phones) are projected to grow 5 percent in 2015 (see Table 1). With increased penetration of smartphones, and better features with declining prices, consumers in India are set to benefit. Smartphones are potentially a high growth segment in the Indian mobile phone market. Global vendors, such as  Samsung, LG, Motorola, and Nokia, along with local players like Micromax, Karbon, Spice, and Lava are doing well in the smartphone segment.

 

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Table 1

India Devices Shipments by Device Type, 2014-2017 (Thousands of Units)

Device Type

2014

2015

2016

2017

Traditional PC (Deskbased and Notebook)

9,024

9,206

9,493

9,587

Ultramobile (Premium)

631

829

1,102

1,428

PC Market

               9,655

          10,035

         10,595

         11,015

Other Ultramobile (Tablets and Clamshells)

6,683

5,773

5,854

5,945

Computing Devices Market

            16,338

           15,807

          16,449

         16,960

Mobile Phones

275482

289146

309537

324,251

Total Devices Market

          291,820

         304,954

      325,986

      341,210

Source: Gartner (April 2015)

Note: The Ultramobile (Premium) category includes devices such as Microsoft’s Windows 8 Intel x86 products and Apple’s MacBook Air. The Ultramobile (Tablets and Clamshells) category includes devices such as, iPad, iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5, Nexus 7 and Acer Iconia Tab 8, HP Pavilion 11, Lenovo Yoga 2 11 and Dell Inspiron 13.

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