Total device shipment in India set to reach 300 mn units

A Gartner Inc. report says this is a 4.5% increase over last year


Mobile phones including feature phones are projected to grow 5% in 2015. Photo:
Mobile phones including feature phones are projected to grow 5% in 2015. Photo:

New Delhi: The total device shipment including personal computers, tablets, mobile phones and ultra mobiles in India is expected to reach 300 million units in 2015, a 4.5% rise over 2014, said a new report by Gartner Inc. released on Monday.

The ultramobile includes devices such as Microsoft’s Windows 8 Intel x86 products, Apple’s MacBook Air, iPad, iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Nexus 7 among others.

While traditional PC market is expected to grow by 2% and notebook market by 9% compared to a year ago, the computing devices market may decline by 3% due to weak demand for tablets.

There will be a 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, said Vishal Tripathi, principal research analyst at Gartner.

Mobile phones including feature phones are projected to grow 5% in 2015.

“With increased penetration of smartphones, and better features with declining prices, consumers in India are set to benefit,” the report said. “Smartphones are potentially a high growth segment in the Indian mobile phone market.”

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