Smartphone Sales is all time booming, Says No Slowdown, Record Festive Sales
In a recent news on there has been seen a long queues outside Apple Authorised Reseller stores waiting for hours to grab new iPhones, it has been observed a record festive quarter this year as Apple iPhone 11 series is available with a price tag of Rs 58,900 — has registered very strong demand from the consumers in the country, where the market has expected the price to cross above Rs.1,00,000/-. Seems Apple has realised their higher cost had reduced their market share.
The online festive season will see users upgrading to 4G smartphones from existing 2G and 3G devices and an estimated 10 million smartphones will be sold during the festive season. The Indian smartphone market saw highest ever second quarter shipment of 36.9 million in the second quarter of 2019, with a 9.9 percent year-on-year and 14.8 percent quarter-on-quarter growth, as per International Data Corporation (IDC).
The iPhone 11 demand is so high that the premium devices went out of stock on both Amazon.in as well as Flipkart within three days of the opening of pre-bookings on September 20. However, the online festive sales on e-commerce platforms will lead to an addition of six million new 4G smartphone user base in the country.
Whereas, Samsung India is targeting business worth Rs 3,000 crore by selling over 2 million smartphones online before diyas are lit pan-India on October 27, even the Rs 1.65 lakh Samsung “Galaxy Fold” is expecting a good response in the Indian market. This shows that people are willing to spend more to own high-end smartphones.
The Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus announced it has clocked Rs 500 crore in revenue in just two days of the Amazon Great Indian Festival sale. OnePlus has seen over 100 percent growth as compared to the previous year. A total of 69.3 million mobile phones were shipped to India in Q2 of 2019, which was up 7.6 percent over the previous quarter. Xiaomi, Samsung, Vivo, OPPO and Realme were the top five brands.
The fact remains the market has witnessed on the smartphone market growing at over 8-9 percent in the first half of the year and based on these figures, we expect same growth, even more, in the upcoming festive season. Xiaomi India says, smartphone sales would remain insulated from the impact as the festive season inches closer.
The online smartphone market grew 26 percent year-on-year during the second quarter of 2019. Xiaomi alone captured around 46 percent of the online market in Q2 of 2019, according to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Monitor service. Redmi Note 7 Pro series, Redmi 6A, Redmi Note 6 Pro and Redmi Go contributed more than two-thirds of Xiaomi’s total online sales.
New launches and multiple sale events also drove the growth during the quarter. “Brands and even channels are now diversifying their channel/platform strategy to increase their reach in India. For example, Amazon recently infused $404 million in its India business and is also investing heavily in Future Retail Group to strengthen its offline footprint in the Indian market,” said Tarun Pathak, Associate Director at Counterpoint Research.
Lastly, people are making a beeline to buy smartphones during the ongoing Amazon and Flipkart festive season sales which shows there is no slowdown when it comes to taking selfies or playing games on mobile handsets.
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