According to a report published by Germany-based market research and business intelligence portal Statista recently, it is expected that by 2019, India will have roughly 15 per cent of the smartphone shipment market share, followed by the US with 10 percent and Brazil with four percent. However, it is been predicted that China will uphold its leadership, with nearly half of all smartphone shipments international (although no figures were given by Statista).
If statistics is to be believed, Smartphone shipments in India registered a growth of 15 percent annually in the first quarter of 2017, by reaching 29 million units. “Globally, shipments passed the one billion mark for the first time in 2013, and are forecast to total almost two billion units by 2019,” Statista noted. Additionally, the shipments of smartphone in China developed a modest four percent in the first quarter of 2017 and smartphone brands like Oppo and Vivo saw the highest expansion chased by Huawei, expanding their lead over Apple, Xiaomi and Samsung by a large margin.
According to New Delhi-based Counterpoint Research, global smartphone shipments strike 11 percent in the first quarter this year balanced with a two percent decline in the same period last year. However, a total of 375 million smartphone units were shipped in the first quarter.