New Delhi: 5G smartphone shipments in India grew to 30 per cent (year-on-year) in Q3 2022, while smartphone shipments declined 12 per cent (year-on-year), and on a quarter-on-quarter basis, smartphone shipments recorded a 16 per cent growth, a report said on Wednesday. According to CyberMedia Research (CMR), the overall Mobile market witnessed a 16 per cent (year-on-year) decline in Q3 2022.
“On the back of the recent 5G auctions, shipments of 5G smartphones continued to gain momentum during the quarter. Driven by the festive season sales, consumer appetite for 5G, value for money and premium smartphones saw strong growth,” said Menka Kumari, Analyst – Industry Intelligence Group, CyberMedia Research.
Samsung led the overall India Mobile Market with a 19 per cent share, while Xiaomi led the Smartphone market with a 22 per cent share.
Consumer demand was strong in the value-for-money smartphone segment (Rs 7,000-Rs 25,000), with 79 per cent of smartphones shipped in this price segment in Q3 2022, according to the report.
However, the premium smartphone segment (Rs 25,000-Rs 50,000) and the super-premium smartphone segment (Rs 50,000-Rs 1,00,000) saw shipments increasing by 9 per cent and 39 per cent (year-on-year), respectively.
The overall feature phone segment continued to decline, reflecting the current macroeconomic environment and weak consumer sentiment, said the report.
Both 2G and 4G feature phone segments declined by 21 per cent and 58 per cent (year-on-year), respectively.
Meanwhile, Apple iOS 16 5G Beta software programme has gone live in India and Airtel and Jio customers can now experience super-fast next-gen network services. Users on iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12, and iPhone SE (third generation) models can experience 5G as part of Apple’s iOS 16 Beta software programme, before it gets publicly available in December.
The Beta programme lets users try out pre-release software and experience the latest features before the software becomes publicly available.
The Apple 5G Beta is open to anyone in the country with a valid Apple ID who accepts the agreement during the sign-up process.
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