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Gartner Says India Devices Shipments to Grow 4.5 Percent in 2015

Sales of Mobile Phones and Ultramobiles Prop Up Overall Devices Market

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.

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.

Gartner's detailed market forecast data is available to Gartner clients in the report “Forecast: PCs, Ultramobiles and Mobile Phones, Worldwide, 2012-2019, 1Q15 Update.

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